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Synonyms for anchorite

one retired from society for religious reasons


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This would be a circumstance, doubtless, totally unworthy to dwell in the memory of so rigid an anchorite; yet, I think, were you to search yonder crypt once more, you would find that I am right in my conjecture.''
We have let technology and punishing workloads and specious notions such as "lifestyle upgrades" distract us from what gives us joy -- and yet, how to find it in yourself without becoming a rural anchorite in an off-grid shack reading Thoreau by candlelight?
A large prominent horse chestnut tree within the grounds of the historic listed Anchorite Cell, alongside to the footpath from St John's, has decayed in both the main trunk and the majority of its branches.
T S Eliot's strong poem is so appropriate:"Even the anchorite who meditates alone, for whom the days and nights repeat the praise of GOD, prays for the Church, the Body of Christ incarnate"(Choruses from'The Rock').
Art and architecture historians and scholars of Latin and vernacular literature show how the anchorite ideal of withdrawal from the world, in its material and metaphorical dimensions, continued to inspire the imagination in both religious and secular realms throughout the late medieval and early modern periods.
The theologian Julian of Norwich, perhaps the most famous anchorite, is often depicted with a cat.
Yet for long periods he was also an anchorite on Iona, reading and meditating in tiny caves that faced the wind of the western sea.
At the time, there were two monastic areas: one in the east, between the Red Sea Mountains (the Monastery of Saint Anthony and the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite) and one in the west (the Paromeos Monastery, the Monastery of Saint Pishoy, the Monastery of Saint Macarius and the Monastery of el-Suryan; Paromeos Monastery is the oldest).
The poet associates the anchorite's cell, by contrast, with emotional if not physical comfort and contentment: 'The anker hath no more him forto greve | Than sool alone vpon the wallis stare' (ll.
She develops a broad view, while focusing on different themes: "The Passion and the Incarnation" (in La Ricotta and The Gospel according to Matthew, Chapter Two); "The Words of the Flesh" (in Blasphemy, Chapter Three); "The Mad Saint and the Anchorite: Theorem"(Chapter Four); "The Franciscan Model" (in Blasphemy and Uccellacci e Uccellini, Chapter Five); "The Pauline Model" (in San Paolo, and "From Sant'Infame to Petrolio", Chapter 6).
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Later he settled in an anchorite cell in Norwich, traveled to Rome in 1449 to be consecrated Bishop of Dromore, became rector of Sparham near Norwich in 1454, and was a papal legate in Rhodes probably at some point between June 1466 and December 1468.
Once the devil has been vanquished, a boys' chorus singing in German joins with the chorus of angels in Latin, and the anchorite male chorus in Greek.
In the Western medieval tradition, the figure of the anchorite often marks the visionary experience.
Meteorite decision I am the anchorite bombardier He is the exhumed sky