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Synonyms for anchorite

one retired from society for religious reasons


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I produced an album for The Anchoress last year, and did some interviews around that which I think made people realise I hadn't just grown a beard and was hiding out in a cave in Snowdonia.
The internal structure of Nero strongly suggests an anchoress commissioned the manuscript for her use in enclosure.
Set in England in 1255, its protagonist is a seventeen-year-old girl, Sarah, who becomes an anchoress, a holy woman who renounces the world and commits to living her entire life in a tiny cell connected to the village church.
Julian of Norwich (1342-ca.1416) was an anchoress living in a cell attached to the church of St Julian.
The tracks are "Equilibrium" (8:10), "Fragrant Mountain" (8:22), "Anchoress" (5:45), "Boudicca, Heart on Fire" (6:18), "Hypatia's Universe" (6:26), "O, Aeterne Deus" (6:02), "Lady's Grace" (6:25), "Avane" (5:48), and "The Wyse Wytch" (5:20).
At the time, I was reading Julian of Norwich, the medieval anchoress who wrote volumes of her "shewings"--Middle English for "showings," the revelations she had in her cell after a grave illness.
A few bloggers, like Tom Zampino at Grace Pending, and Elizabeth Scalia, who blogs at The Anchoress and edits the Catholic channel at, endorsed the editorial.
Mulder-Bakker, Anneke B., ed., Living Saints of the Thirteenth Century: The Lives of Yvette, Anchoress of Huy; Juliana of Cornillon, Author of the Corpus Christi Feast; and Margaret the Lame, Anchoress of Magdeburg (Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts, 20), Turnhout, Brepols, 2012; hardback; pp.
She does not fall into retromania, a compulsive exaggeration, does not become a self-flagellating anchoress, jaundiced misanthrope or dysfunctional depressive.
Again, there is no evidence that Julian was ritually consecrated as an anchoress, and if she was, recent studies show that most such rituals did not mention burial or speak of the cell as a tomb.
Saxton's Caritas, which premiered in 1991, is based on accounts of a 13th century anchoress, but is up-to-date in its tonalities and techniques.
(4) Julian of Norwich, A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich, ed.
Caviness, "Anchoress, Abbess, and Queen: Donors and Patrons or Intercessors and Matrons," in June Hall McCash, ed., Women's Literary and Artistic Patronage in the Middle Ages (Athens: Univ.