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Monthly Archives: July 2005

Australian radio program on hermits

From Radio Nederlands, an intriguing half-hour audio program by Australian producers and writers Stewart Nestel and Peter Davis, who “went in search of people who have chosen to become hermits, and of people who encountered them.” Essentially on wilderness hermits, but interesting reflections on the psychological and spiritual realizations discovered by those who live in […]

Wisconsin hermit nun

Detailed article on Sister Mary Dawiczyk, a hermit in Genoa, Wisconsin. The Catholic diocese of La Crosse has published guidelines on the eremetic vocation and reports five canonical hermits within its boundaries. The article is “Alone with God: Hermit nun lives life of prayer, solitude” by Gayda Hollnagel of the La Crosse Tribune. URL:

James O. Hannay: Wisdom of the Desert

Among classic texts about the early Christian desert hermits is James O. Hannay’s 1904 The Wisdom of the Desert. URL: Brought to our attention by a friend of Hermitary.

Luc Novovitch: hermit photos

Photographer Luc Novovitch has assembled an interesting gallery of eighteen photos of contemporary hermits at his novopix web site. Click on each thumbnail to get a text summary and a larger image. URL: