Radical Love, the book, can be purchased here: amzn.to/1VkE5NH
The sudden revelation of a powerful religious calling was an entirely unexpected event in the life of a college student named Lauren. But when it became clear to her that she had a spiritual vocation, she made the exceptional decision to dedicate her life to God. Drawing upon many visits to the cloistered religious community of Dominican nuns in Summit, New Jersey, photographer Toni Greaves has created a luminous body of work that follows the transformative journey by which Lauren became Sister Maria Teresa of the Sacred Heart.
This multimedia piece represents work shot in the first year of the project. Toni Greaves has continued to photograph this young woman's journey. Her first photographic monograph, representing seven years work, was published by Chronicle Books in Fall 2015.
Photography: Toni Greaves
Sound Recording and Interviews: Toni Greaves
Produce / Direct / Edit: Toni Greaves
Narration: Sister Maria Teresa
A cappella Vocals: Sister Mary Catharine
Choir Vocals: The Dominican Nuns of Summit