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- ‘Today there seems to be a movement of the Holy Spirit calling forth the anchoritic vocation once again.’
- ‘By the twelfth century in England, however, aspirants to anchoritic life were pious lay people.’
- ‘In other words, the anchoritic life of the 3rd century I felt probably didn't exist.’
- ‘After two years or more at Antioch, he finally withdrew to the desert of Chalcis to undertake the penitential life of an anchoritic monk.’
- ‘Mursell here traces the complexity of late medieval devotion, giving attention to burgeoning lay spirituality, the popularity of anchoritic life, and preoccupation with death and suffering.’
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