The Abbey puts the monastic life to the test in this special three-part Compass presentation, as we follow five ordinary Australian women who spend 33 days and nights living the life of an enclosed Benedictine nun. Never before has the outside world entered the cloisters of the Abbey, until they allowed the ABC unprecedented access within their monastery walls.
In the third and final episode of The Abbey, it's crunch time as our five women learn what it is the nuns really want them to share. It's now been over three weeks since Robyn, Tusa, Tammy, Meg and Lyn entered the Abbey, and even though they are over the 4am starts, having now prayed in church over 200 times, it's a crucial time in their spiritual journey that sees them open up to the possibility of discovering what it is that they really came for.
On the last leg of their journey, Bruce interviews actor Jo Turner in Adelaide, helping him make the decision to combine his law studies with his great passion: acting. Next, in Roxby Downs they interview John Read, whose work with mining companies and indigenous communities is transforming degraded desert by ridding it of introduced flora and fauna. At Uluru, the last interview of the journey is with inspirational Aboriginal elder Bob Randall, whose intensely moving story provokes a strong reaction in Brynn and she is invited to come and work with the community at Mutijulu.