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    • Byzantine hermits

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    • Ethnic Armenian hermits

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    • Fictional hermits

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    • Franciscan hermits

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    • Hermits in the Roman Empire

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    • Roman Catholic hermit orders

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    • Hermit

    • A hermit (adjectival form: eremitic or hermitic) is a person who lives in seclusion from society. In Christianity, the term was originally applied to a Christian who lives the eremitic life out of a religious conviction, namely the Desert Theology of the Old Testament (i.e., the 40 years wandering in the desert th ... Read »


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    • Hermitage (religious retreat)

    • Although today's meaning is usually a place where a hermit lives in seclusion from the world, hermitage was more commonly used to mean a settlement where a person or a group of people lived religiously, in seclusion. A hermitage is any type of domestic dwelling in which a hermit lives. While the level of isolation ... Read »


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    • Abramios the Recluse

    • Abramios the Recluse

      Saint Abramios the Recluse (290–360) was an early Christian hermit and ascetic from Edessa. Abramios was born in 290 AD in Edessa (modern-day Şanlıurfa, Turkey). On the day of his wedding, he left his fiancée and went to the coast of the Sea of Marmara, near Lampsacus (modern-day Lapseki). There, ... Read »


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    • Alan of Farfa

    • Alan (died 9 March 769) was an Aquitanian scholar, hermit and homilist who served as the sixth Abbot of Farfa in central Italy from 761. Before taking over at Farfa, Alan composed the Homiliarium Alani, "one of the most successful homiliaries of the late eighth and early ninth centuries", traces of which may be found i ... Read »


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    • Misael the Anchorite

    • Saint Misael the Anchorite was a Christian monk who is venerated by the Coptic Orthodox Church. Much of St. Misael's story is recorded by Anba Isaac, the abbot of the St. Samuel monastery. St. Misael is known to have had parents who were not religious or heavily involved with the church. His parents also struggled ... Read »


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    • Baradates

    • St Baradates (died circa 460) was a hermit who lived in the Diocese of Cyrrhus in Syria, and whose bishop, Theodoret, called him "the admirable Baradates." Baradates lived in a tiny hut, too small for him to stand upright, and he wore a leather garment that exposed only his mouth and nose. He was said to have been ver ... Read »


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    • Barontius and Desiderius

    • Barontius (Barontus) (French: Baronce, Italian: Baronto, Baronzio) and Desiderius (French: Dizier, Italian: Desiderio) are two 8th century hermits who are venerated as saints by the Catholic Church. They were hermits near Pistoia, in Italy. Barontius had been a Frankish nobleman of Berry who had, with his son, been a ... Read »


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    • Bogumilus

    • relics in Collegiate Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Uniejów, Poland Bogumilus, in Polish Bogumił Piotr, (also known as Bogimilus and Theophilus) was Archbishop of Gniezno and a hermit. Bogumilus and his twin brother, Boguphalus, were born into a noble family in 1135 at Dobrów, Polan ... Read »


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    • Camaldolese

    • The Camaldolese (Latin: Ordo Camaldulensium) monks and nuns are part of the Benedictine family of monastic communities which follow the way of life outlined in the Rule of St. Benedict, written in the 6th century. Their name is derived from the Holy Hermitage (Italian: Sacro Eremo) of Camaldoli, high in the mountains o ... Read »


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    • Juri Camisasca

    • Roberto Camisasca (born 9 August 1951), best known as Juri Camisasca, is an Italian singer-songwriter and composer. Born in Melegnano, a self-taught musician, Camisasca debuted in 1974 with the progressive rock album La finestra dentro, produced by Pino Massara and Franco Battiato, which received large critical acc ... Read »


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    • Christian monasticism

    • Christian monasticism is the devotional practice of individuals who live ascetic and typically cloistered lives that are dedicated to Christian worship. It began to develop early in the history of the Christian Church, modeled upon scriptural examples and ideals, including those in the Old Testament, but not mandated a ... Read »


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    • Nikon the Dry

    • Venerable Nikon the Dry was made a slave by the Tartars in the 11th century. Prior to his capture he had been a monk of the monastery of the Kiev Caves, in what is today Ukraine. Nikon endured a brutal captivity for a period of more than three years, eventually gaining his freedom by means of a miracle. Venerable Niko ... Read »


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    • Equitius

    • Saint Equitius (Italian: Sant'Equizio) was an abbot of the 6th century. He was born between 480 and 490 in the region of Valeria Suburbicaria (present-day L'Aquila-Rieti-Tivoli).Gregory the Great refers to Equitius in his Dialogues (I,4 in PL, LXXVII, coll. 165-77), and states that Equitius was a follower of Saint Bene ... Read »


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    • Saint Flavitus

    • Saint Flavitus (or Flaive) was a priest and hermit of the early Middle Ages. He was born in the mid-6th century in Lombardy. In 568, he was brought to the Champagne region of France as a prisoner of war, where his master made him intendant of his castle. Upon being set free from him slavery, he was ordained priest by ... Read »


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    • Garden hermit

    • Garden hermits or ornamental hermits were hermits encouraged to live in purpose-built hermitages, follies, grottoes, or rockeries on the estates of wealthy land-owners, primarily during the 18th century. Such hermits would be encouraged to dress like druids and remain permanently on-site, where they could be fed, cared ... Read »


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    • Gunther of Bohemia

    • Gunther (c. 955 - 1045) was a Bohemian Catholic hermit and saint in the eleventh century. Gunther was born in around 955 to a noble family, related to the Royal Otto Family as well as with the Hungarian Arpades. He was a Duke of Thuringia, and is numbered among the ancestors of the princely house of Schwarzburg. He sp ... Read »


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    • Harry Hallowes

    • Harry Hallowes, known as Harry the Hermit, was an Irishman who became famous for living on Hampstead Heath. He was born in County Sligo around 1936 and moved to London in the 1950s. He was evicted from his council flat in Highgate in 1987 and then set up a makeshift camp in a corner of Hampstead Heath near Athlone Hou ... Read »


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    • Heshang Gong

    • Heshang Gong (also Ho-Shang Kung ) was a reclusive hermit from the 1st century CE who wrote a commentary on Laozi’s Dao De Jing. Little is known about the life of Heshang Gong; however the impact of his writing is extensive in regards to the understanding and translation of the Dao De Jing, and is considered one o ... Read »


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    • Junian of Saint-Junien

    • Saint Junian (French: Saint Junien) was a 5th-century Christian hermit at the location later named after him, Saint-Junien. According to tradition, he was the son of the Count of Cambrai and was born in 486, during the reign of Clovis I. This tradition states that Junian and Saint Leonard were baptized at the same time ... Read »


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    • Flavian LaPlante

    • Br. Flavian Laplante,C.S.C. (1907-1981) was a Holy Cross Brother and a missionary who worked in Bangladesh from 1932 until 1981. He was a teacher and then a headmaster in different Catholic schools in the districts of Barisal, Noakhali and Chittagong. Later he was involved with the socio-economic development of the Jol ... Read »


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    • Junian of Mairé


    • St. Nilammon

    • St. Nilammon was an Egyptian hermit of Pelusium. It is believed that he was appointed Bishop of Geres, which he refused. He then locked himself in his cell. Nilammon would die praying with scores of people, pleading for him to reconsider his decision, standing outside his cell. His feast day is June 6. St. Nilammon i ... Read »


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    • Saint Pelagia

    • Saint Pelagia

      8 October (Roman Catholic) 8 October OS (Eastern Orthodox) Pelagia (Greek: Πελαγία), distinguished as Pelagia of Antioch, Pelagia the Penitent, and Pelagia the Harlot, was a legendary Christian saint and hermit in the 4th or 5th century. Her feast day was celebrated on 8 October, originally in com ... Read »


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    • Peter the Athonite

    • Peter the Athonite (d. before 883) is reputed to have been the first hermit to settle upon the Mount Athos. Peter is known to history primarily through unattributable legend. It is recorded that Peter was once a soldier who, through the miraculous aid of St. Nicholas and St. Simeon the Righteous, was freed from a Musli ... Read »


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    • Saint Potenciana

    • Saint Potenciana

      Saint Potenciana (in Latin the name would be Potentiana) was a Spanish anchoress, possibly of the walled-in type, who died probably around the year 1600 and who is venerated locally as a saint. She has not been formally canonized and is not listed in the Roman Martyrology. Although much was written about Saint Pot ... Read »


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    • Psalmodius

    • Saint Psalmodius, also known as Psalmet, Sauman, Saumay, was a 7th-century Christian hermit. Assumed to have been born to a noble family of Scotia, he became a disciple of Saint Brendan as a young boy. Psalmodius, whose original Celtic name is unknown, is said to have been lost at sea (perhaps the Atlantic Ocean) for t ... Read »


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    • Romano Bottegal

    • Father Romano Donatus Bottegal (1921-1978) was a Cistercian Hermit. He was born on 28 December 1921 in San Donato di Lamon, Belluno, Italy. He joined Cistercians Order and entered the abbey of Tre Fontane in 1946 and professed solemn vow in 1951. He was granted a canonical indult  Ad ducendam vitam eremiticam  ... Read »


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    • Simon Srugi

    • Venerable Simon Srugi was a Salesian Brother, who worked in Beit Gemàl. Br. Simon Srugi, SDB, was born at Nazareth on 27 June 1877, last of ten children. He lost both parents at the age of 3, and was brought up by his grandmother. In 1888 he went to the Catholic orphanage in Bethlehem, run by Fr. Belloni. Simon ... Read »


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    • Stylite

    • A stylite (from Greek στυλίτης, stylitēs, "pillar dweller", derived from στῦλος, stylos, "pillar", Syriac: ܐܣܛܘܢܐ‎ ʼasṯonáyé) or pillar-saint is a type of Christian ascetic who live on pillars, preaching, fasting and praying. Stylites b ... Read »


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    • Syncletica of Alexandria

    • Amma Syncletica of Alexandria, a Christian saint and Desert Mother of the 4th century, was of a wealthy background and is reputed to have been very beautiful. From childhood, however, Syncletica was drawn to God and the desire to dedicate her life to him. From the time she gained responsibility for her family's affair ... Read »


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    • Vincent Cimatti

    • Vincent Cimatti SDB also known as Vincenzo Cimatti was a Roman Catholic Priest, Bishop, Prefect Apostolic and Salesian Provincial to Japan. He is Founder of the Caritas Sisters Of Jesus. He is the brother of Maria Raffaella Cimatti, an member of the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy, who was beatified by the Catholic Chur ... Read »


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