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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Notz anchorite

A modest but interesting site about a historical puzzle: whether an anchorite lived in the medieval priory of Notz in central France, and whether various images and the possible discovery of a hagioscope or squint (or even two) in the abbey church points to a resident anchorite. The site is in French. Brought to our […]

Willard, hermit of Gully Lake (film)

A new film by Canadian producer Amy Goldberg is being screened: “Willard, The Hermit of Gully Lake.” The documentary film is described succinctly on the film website: In the 1940’s American-born Willard (Kitchener) MacDonald jumped his troop train heading to WWII. Fearing authorities he lived as a hermit deep in the northern wilderness of Nova […]