In Good Faith

IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, diocesan hermit

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2011

IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, a diocesan hermit, recorded live on February 3, 2011. Produced by ministry. Our hosts talk with Sister Laurel about about the life of a hermit, eremitical solitude, chronic illness, and more!

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Show Notes
  • What a hermit is historical origins of the eremitical life.
  • Eremitical life in the Camaldolese Benedictine tradition.
  • Discerning a call to eremitical life.
  • Relationship of diocesan hermit to the diocese and bishop.
  • Difference between eremitical life and other forms of consecrated life.
  • The daily pattern of life for a hermit — the horarium.
  • Lay hermits.
  • The digital hermitage — a blog as a window to the world.
  • Common misperceptions about the life of a hermit.
  • Chronic illness and vocation.
  • The unusual vividness of chronic illness.
  • Solitude in the life of a hermit.
  • Deepening the relationship with God through solitude.
About our Guest

Sister Laurel O’Neal is a diocesan hermit, theologian, spiritual director, and author of the blog Notes from Stillsong Hermitage.

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