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- adj. Of or pertaining to eremites, reclusive, isolated.
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St Francis is a saint normally associated with peaceful, eremetic living and an overwhelming empathy for the animal kingdom.
In the United States we have two Camaldolese foundations, both different congregations with different expressions of the eremetic life.
The one account I began reading caused me to reflect on the proper candidate for Carthusian eremetic life, as well as for other forms of contemplative life.
They are half finished building a beautiful monastery enclosure and they live a truly monastic-eremetic life.
What this, the passage about Lori's suicide and many others reveal about the future Archbishop is deeply encouraging in terms of insights into this sensitive, intellectual and complex figure considered possibly by some as more suited to an eremetic life of cloistered academia but whose witness as a man "other than" or "apart from" the materialism and consumerist ambition of so much of the British establishment, is one of which we are all surely in need.