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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.
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.
Her vocations as an anchoress and as a writer have much in common with the vocations of artists.
A few bloggers, like Tom Zampino at Grace Pending, and Elizabeth Scalia, who blogs at The Anchoress and edits the Catholic channel at Patheos.
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.
an anchoress from whom Margery famously sought counsel, and it clearly
4) Julian of Norwich, A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich, ed.
The anchorhold is the most internal and private space and in many ways mirrors the body of the anchoress who inhabits it.
Her religious pronouncements take on more drama, thanks to the illuminating instruction she receives from the Anchoress Juliana of Norwich (played by that living saint of comic delivery, Marylouise Burke).
This was the case, for example, for the life of the early medieval anchoress Saint Ida of Herzfeld for Westphalia, or for the eleventh-century founder of the Carthusians, Saint Bruno for Cologne.
There is the gentle statue of the Virgin which hypnotizes the teenage Christine and inspires her to have herself walled up in Anchoress (Chris Newby, 1993).
For me, the most fascinating part of the book was the depiction of Juliana, an anchoress at the priory.