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Synonyms for anchoritic

characterized by ascetic solitude

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The anchoritic existence of Carduino and his mother ends soon after this in a rather abrupt fashion, when the mother digs up the jewels that she has been hiding since her flight and takes her son to live in the city (Rajna 9, octave 21).
The details of this scene--the emotional and spatial proximity Abraham describes; the almost voyeuristic interest on Effrem's part in Mary's virginal integrity; Abraham's economic dispossession of the underage Mary counterbalanced by his negotiations with Effrem about their future spiritual investment of her; the unprecedented anchoritic immurement of an eight-year old child (49)--stand in stark contrast to the kinds of freedom canonesses at Gandersheim would have expected for the women in their foundation, young to old.
then follows the traditional path in presenting Antony and Pachomius as the principal examples of two strands of nascent monasticism, the anchoritic (or, better, semianchoritic) life in the desert and the communal monasticism lived closer to the Nile and often in proximity to villages.
We have suggested the relation between weeping and the theme of praise, an aspect of Petrarch's text that we interpret as Franciscan and connected to his itinerant evangelism and anchoritic practice.
66) Anne Savage and Nicholas Watson, Anchoritic Spirituality: 'Ancrene Wisse' and Associated Works (New York, 1991), pp.
For theological and rhetorical reasons, urban or village monasticism largely falls out of the literary narrative of monasticism, while anchoritic and koinobitic monasticism, as represented by Antony and Pachomius, are portrayed as the only legitimate monastic forms.
Judging by the preface and the postface it was not at all the PseudoClementine Recognitiones that were of prime interest to Lefevre but the anchoritic Lives.
You can't help liking someone who announces in her author's note - shortly after the fact that she lives in Seattle and that John Ruskin finds her "entirely foolish, entirely wise" - that she's "an anchoritic vegetarian who has been known to tie up her lovers and whip their bums.
They were a tough flock of nuns, those Spanish Carmelites; under 30 layers of black wool beat anchoritic hearts, but they knew when they were beaten.
9) Wogan-Browne discusses a similar dynamic in the portrait of the cloistered virgin in anchoritic literature: `[t]he cell of the isolated reader, endlessly fashioning herself to her rule's aspirational directions and to her Christ bridegroom's taste, is related, as a cultural space, to the desert, equally closely associated with experiences of reform and renewal.
The editors have subdivided the contributions into four groups: "The Influence of Anchoritic Spirituality upon Later Lay Piety" (essay: Bella Millett, "Ancrene Wisse and the Books of Hours"); "Carthusian Links with Female Spirituality" (essays: Marleen Cre, "Women in the Charterhouse?
Two years later, he moved on to the more remote and more anchoritic monastic settlement of Kellia.
He talks about the need to be "immured", the reference which Father Damian perceives as a metaphor used by Bellamy which, in fact, has a direct reference to anchorage and the anchoritic mystical experiences of the fourteenth century writers.
The chapters on the Anglo-Saxon period cover Beowulf, the Old English elegies, Old English biblical poetry, and Old English prose; those on the later Middle Ages cover Piers Plowman and the Canterbury Tales, anchoritic and mystical texts, religious lyrics, the Pearl-poet, and religious drama.
Goehring's careful investigations uncover strands of early monastic practice that do not fit later definitions of monachos as either cenobitic or anchoritic.