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Monthly Archives: June 2004

Nova Scotia hermit

This Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) report, complete with television news video, briefly describes the reclusive life of Willard MacDonald, who lived in a Nova Scotia woodland as a hermit since 1943, when he eluded military authorities conscripting him. Like most hermits, he was not without friends. He lived in a “shack” until 2003, then another […]

Sky Farm Hermitage

Sky Farm Hermitage, founded by Fr. Dunstan Morrissey, offers cottages for private retreats in Sonoma, California. The Web site offers photos of the grounds and facilities, information for reservations and directions, plus biographies of the resident hermits. URL:

Hermits in Art: Chiang Chao-shen

A modern Taiwanese artist depicts a classic Chinese hermit theme: the hermit angler (in “Hermit Angler on Clear Waters”), where the solitude of the little craft and its occupant in vast waters represents self and universe. URL: