Ireland. 1209. Island at the world's end. The small group of monks goes to the forced pilgrimage through the island which is torn to parts by the breeding war lasting centuries and the growing power of Norman aggressors. They accompany a sacred relic of the monastery — a stone which was used in martyrdom of Saint Mathias, the thirteenth apostle, to Rome. The travel of monks is shown by eyes of pious young beginners and mute (or silent) a keleynik with the cruel past.
In process of their advance the true material, political and religious value of a precious relic is investigated, and their way to east coast becomes more and more dangerous. Monks with delay understand that in this wild earth of ancient superstitions, the belief which connects them together finally can lead of them to death.