20) Urged by the prior of Camaldoli to remain and take holy orders, John refused on account of his desire for a coenobitical rather than an eremitical
The picture the Diaries paint is that of the eremitical
student, thirsty for all knowledge, but not knowing what it was that he sought.
In Catholic religious life, she said, people commonly refer to "re-founding waves" in which new types of ministries--different from the traditional eremitical
, monastic, mendicant and apostolic orders--are started.
After several years in the vanguard of the reforming party of the Roman Curia, Peter Damian asked to be relieved of his duties so that he could return to the eremitical
life of his monastic order.
This fifteenth-century Swiss eremitical
superstar was written about furiously by contemporaries of many diverse ideological stripes.
Here they tended to continue the eremitical
life, often inhabiting hermit huts on the property of wealthy landlords and nobles.
27) In different degrees, and through different channels, the Anglo-Norman vita and Hartmann's representation of the miraculous transformation of the horses are jointly nourished by the new subjectivity of the twelfth century (focusing on Christ's humanity),(28) the renewal of the eremitical
movement, and Platonic speculation on the nature of nature.
Thus in the fourteenth century Felip Ribot wrote his Liber de institutione primorum monachorum, in which he argued that Elijah was the founder of the Carmelites, who taught them to emphasize "purification of heart and a personal experience of God" (3): "the eremitical
element paramount in the early years in Catalonia, far from being extinguished by the Order's adoption of the active mendicant life, gained strength from its failures.
The Capuchins, a new order prominent in Gregory XIII's Rome, had eremitical
aspirations, and the altarpiece in the pope's own chapel featured the proto-hermits Saints Anthony and Paul the Abbot).
One of the problems Cassian attempted to solve was the contrast between the eremitical
life, that is the life of isolated monks like Saint Antony, and the cenobitic or community life, whose main representative has traditionally been considered to be Pachomius.
Given that Milis began work as a scholar editing the records of Arrouaise, an eremitical
foundation of the eleventh and twelfth century monastic revival, this is a remarkably illuminating comment.