Diocesan Hermit

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  1. CFLawrence

    CFLawrence Member

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    I am 50 years old and single and essentially retired. Never in my life did I EVER feel a calling to be a priest or deacon, but as a young man I so wanted to be a Carthusian monk. Now that I am firmly planted in TEC, or at least soon to be, I feel a calling to be a diocesan hermit, either canonically recognized or not.

    The time spent discerning this vocation is 5 to 8 years at least and I haven't even brought it up with my priest yet. and out of the two priests at my parish I'm not sure which should be my confessor!!

    Little coincidences keep happening in my life these days though, thing that would be impediments to this sort of vocation keep dropping away, one by one. Of course, I don't believe in coincidences.

    So how do you Anglican folk view Religious, Hermits, Anchorites and all assorted and sundry things?

    CF Lawrence
     
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    In high esteem.
     
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