What does the hermit life mean to a Benedictine monk used to living in community? This article makes the case that the hidden riches of living as an anchorite in the desert can deepen one’s commitment to living with others, as well as expand one’s interreligious horizons. Such are my reflections from a recent sabbatical stay in the high-desert region of south-central Colorado.
Raverty, Aaron, OSB. “Desert Encounters.” Special issue theme: Meeting the Other. Desert Call, Contemplative Christianity and Vital Culture 12, no. 2 (Summer 2012):18–19.