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Monthly Archives: October 2004

Practicing silence

From the Spirituality & Health web site, “Practice Silence,” a page focusing on silence, with links to articles, quotations, book selections, and film reviews. Suggested by a friend of Hermitary. URL: http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/newsh/items/blank/item_206.html.

Buchholz on solitude

“The Call of Solitude” by Esther Buchholz appeared in the January-February 1998 issue of Psychology Today. Buchholz is the author of a 1995 book of the same title reviewed by Hermitary. The URL for the article is: http://cms.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-19980201-000034.xml.

Vitae-Patrum

There are many web sites reproducing portions of the writings of the Desert Fathers, but a site that includes a good representation of sayings is: http://www.vitae-patrum.org.uk. Suggested by a friend of Hermitary. The Vitae-Patrum site was maintained by Benedict Baker, who together with his wife Eve produce the Fellowship of Solitaries web site and newsletter. […]

New Mexico hermit

The story of the Italian-born hermit Agostini-Justiniani (1800-69) is related on several pages. He emigrated to the New World as a young man. Agostini walked throughout the U.S. West and into Central and South America, settling in New Mexico in the 1860’s. He lived as a hermit in a mountain cave (“La Cueva”) in Dona […]

Florida Everglades hermit (continued)

The diary of Florida Everglades hermit Al Seely continues:Part 5: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=2256&dept_id=457701&newsid=13124585&PAG=461&rfi=9;Part 6: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=2256&dept_id=457701&newsid=13181486&PAG=461&rfi=9;Part 7: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=2256&dept_id=457701&newsid=13226528&PAG=461&rfi=9; Part 8: