It was thought that women could not live as strict an eremitic
life as men, and so women Carthusians lived a more coenobitical life until 1970 or so.
While Antony is frequently hailed as the father of eremitic
monasticism, he spent the end of his life in association with others.
10) The Carthusian vocation, which essentially is eremitic
, exemplifies the perichoretic ideal that stands at the apex of religious consecration: mission co-inhering in communion.
In this, the two hermits echo the tone of early vitae of Northern European male eremitic
and monastic saints.
Penelope had justified doubts about whether John could tolerate her independence and her type of bohemianism, which was nomadic and eremitic
, where his was raffishly social.
Cherry certainly has sufficient energy of intellect for such writing, but her sensibility is not eremitic
and her experience has not been confined.
13) As we suggest in conclusion to this essay, the theme of solitary wandering that is introduced here into the Rvf with such subtlety and force, reflects the poet's own espousal of the tenets of an eremitic
The paragon of the eremitic
(solitary) monastic director is St.
The radical changes introduced by the Christian "revolution" into the Stoic and Platonic ethos of nonaction and contemplation are exemplified by the deliberate alteration introduced by Saint Benedict into the original Egyptian eremitic
and ascetic monastic rules that he adapted for the West.
She faces up to the difficulty of equating Ursula with "seductress" and "martyr" and to the question of how the worldly Albrecht, who can be fitted into the role of Antony only with difficulty, ends up in the procrustean bed of the eremitic
Paul, but the explanation for the latter takes refuge in an unconvincing blend of theology and intertextuality.
In the same context see Healy's comments on acedia: 'With the development of Christianity into a religion of the people at large, the vice (of acedia) went through immense complexities of definition and attribution as it changed from being an exclusively eremitic
affliction, an occupational hazard as it were, into a weakness capable of besetting any Christian' (1984, 17).
He tried to find it in a life of rural eremitic
austerity with two friends in the Oxfordshire countryside.
25) See the emphases of the monastic order founded by St Romuald at Camaldoli in 1010, the objectives underlying the founding of the Orders of Tiron and of Savigny in the early twelfth century, the monastery at Fontevrault founded by Robert of Arbrissel in 1100, and the eremitic
ideals of the Carthusian movement.
The policy now was to put small fires out--every single one of them--before they became big fires, a patriotic duty easily justified after several years of Smokey Bear propaganda and further promoted by public-relations films and news stories: Eremitic
rangers scanned the horizon from their fire towers for any wisp of smoke.
Asked why interest in the eremitic
life might be growing in an age of virtual global connections and consumption, Karen referred again to her hero Merton, who observed that interest in solitude and prayer tended to grow when culture was changing.