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Dario Escobar update

The Colombian-born hermit-monk Dario Escobar, who resides in the Qaddisha Vally in Lebanon, has been profiled in this blog before; here he is profiled in National Geographic Australia. Escobar is now 83 years of age. URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/people/meet-the-quirky-hermit-who-lives-on-a-sacred-cliffside.aspx

Dario Escobar update

Profiled years ago on this site (http://hermitary.com/around/?p=456) is Columbian-born Orthodox monk and hermit living in the Qadisha Valley, Lebanon. StepFeed, a Middle Eastern website, updates Escobar with news and photos. URL: http://stepfeed.com/life/food-travel/meet-lebanon-escobar-colombian-monk-qadisha-valley/

Lebanese hermit video

Fr. Dario Escobar, Colombian-born hermit living in Lebanon’s Kaddisha Valley, is profiled in a 2-minute AFP  video titled “Hermit Finds Heaven in Lebanese Cave.” A related AFP article offers more detail, with several photos. Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moKhKw5u25I Article URL: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iytmu9cwPRxtpuK0L8T2D2HhYdDw Still another article about Fr. Escobar, with more personal details, in the Lebanon website Tayyar, […]

Fr. Yuhanna, Lebanese hermit

A July 2009 National Geographic article by Don Belt on Arab Christians is titled “The Forgotten Faithful.” Among other topics, the article mentions a Lebanese hermit and describes his daily practice: On a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean near Beirut, a hermit rises at three in the morning, reaching for a flashlight amid the lumpy familiarity […]

Fr. Dario (local profile)

Another article on Fr. Dario, the Colombian-born hermit in Lebanon, this one from a local angle, a little more personable. URL: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=98736