Saturday, 23 November 2013
I stumbled across a few articles in the press about people who have been called to take up this way of life. they are interesting reading.
An article from the Tablet is a good place to start as a background to all of this called "The hermits Battle." More personal accounts can be found in an article taken from The Independent, called "British hermits : the growing lure of the solitary life." In the telegraph an article called "Life lessons from modern day hermits", Stafford Whiteaker near Malvern and Sarah Maitland near Stranraer are chronicled. Rachel Denton celebrates a life of solitude in Lincolnshire and is the subject of a BBC article, "The Modern hermit living in an end of terrace house."
Organisations in support of this growing way of life include the Fellowship of Solitaries and the Association of British Contemplatives.
Saturday, 9 November 2013