Noun(1) one retired from society for religious reasons
(1) In this context, the work of Julian of Norwich, an English anchorite of the fourteenth century, is a particularly refreshing discovery.(2) As an anchorite , she had chosen a life of silence and yet she teaches her daughters to speak out with honesty and courage.(3) ├ö├ç├┐The anchorite is not offended primarily by the world,├ö├ç├û Ramfos insists; ├ö├ç├┐he is offended by futility.├ö├ç├û(4) In other words, the anchoritic life of the 3rd century I felt probably didn't exist.(5) After two years or more at Antioch, he finally withdrew to the desert of Chalcis to undertake the penitential life of an anchoritic monk.(6) The land of the pharaohs was transformed; the festival hall of Thutmosis III in the temple of Karnak was turned into a church, while Christian anchorites lived in some of the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.(7) By the twelfth century in England, however, aspirants to anchoritic life were pious lay people.(8) The first film's rather subdued acting could be excused by the fact that it had had to set the scene, give the background to the few stylites and anchorites who'd never heard of the stories.(9) Today there seems to be a movement of the Holy Spirit calling forth the anchoritic vocation once again.(10) Mursell here traces the complexity of late medieval devotion, giving attention to burgeoning lay spirituality, the popularity of anchoritic life, and preoccupation with death and suffering.
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Different Formsanchorite, anchorites
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