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Sister Wendy, hermit

Not a prototype hermit, of course, but Sister Wendy Beckett, the BBC popularizer of art history in the 1990’s, lives as a hermit on the grounds of a Carmelite convent, taking morning Mass at the convent and spending her days — when not granting interviews — pursuing her “real life, which is a life of silence and solitude.” Article at the website AD2000; URL: http://www.ad2000.com.au/articles/2004/may2004p12_1616.html.