Mr. Burden was given an unusual opportunity in freedom of access to the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, the Trappist monastery in Kentucky in order to present the life of the monastery, as he saw it, in photographs of perception and significance. While the emphasis- judging by the samples in the brochure, which is all we have seen -- is on the externals, something of the religious mystery comes through in his selection of material. Thomas Merton's poetic introduction sets the key, though for a good many outsiders, it strikes a somber note. Since publication comes so close to Easter, we are reporting this with inadequate material so that you will be prepared for it.