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Of Hermits and Solitude

yeghor

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He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him - by National Geographic
 

yeghor

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In 1960, the monks of Gethsemani gave Fr. Louis (Thomas Merton) a gift he had yearned for for decades. They built him a hermitage. For the first five years, it was a place of retreat for him, but in 1965, he moved up there full-time. The hermitage was completed in early 1968 with the addition of indoor plumbing and a small chapel.

The hermitage is still in use by members of the community. We can request a private retreat of one week each year, to be spent there. It is a place where we can reconnect with our vocation, and listen more closely for the voice of God.

This short movie attempts to capture the experience of one monk on retreat at the hermitage.

Abbey of Gethsemani The Hermitage - by Br Lawrence Morey
 
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