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Synonyms for eremitical

of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living


characterized by ascetic solitude

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Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century entrepreneur of the eremitical life on Wearside (County Durham), built up a twenty-acre estate of mixed crops to support his hermitage.
Even here, Wynot argues, monasticism adapted and survived--both in the camps and through a return to the model of the early centuries of monasticism in its eremitical form.
This caused them to exchange eremitical seclusion for a life of preaching mendicancy that became similar to that of Franciscans and Dominicans.
3) between Anglophone and European scholars researching eremitical forms of religious life.
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.
To evoke these traps of sensuality was to fan the flames, in the minds of the men who listened, of the fantasies provoked by reading about the eremitical life: the tenderness of a woman's body, naked among the hard rocks, the flesh half-glimpsed beneath the flowing hair, flesh that was bruised but nevertheless glowing, and tempting.
Dr Morris discusses the different forms of monasticism practiced in the Byzantine empire, from solitaries, through the lavra-style of monasticism where the eremitical existence was qualified by the existence of a community to which the lavriotes belonged, to fully-fledged coenobitic monasticism, which was often hostile to the dramatic asceticism and apparent lack of discipline of the lone monk.
Finally, Briege O'Hare narrates the founding in 2004 by Poor Clares of a monastery in Faughart, Dundalk, Ireland, inspired by desert, Celtic, and Franciscan eremitical traditions, and embracing the Franciscan values of prayer and poverty.
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.