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  • Hermit escaped civilization to live naked on a desert island is forced to return to Japan <tr>

    06/26/2018 6:46:55 AM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/25/18 | JORDAN BARNES
    Hermit who escaped civilization to live naked on a desert island is forced to return to Japan by authorities after 29 YEARS 82-year-old Masafumi Nagasaki 'escaped' civilisation in 1989 for life of solitude He stayed on rarely visited Sotobanari island — even fishermen don't go there But Japanese authorities moved him back to mainland after he was found 'weak' Nagasaki can't return to the island and lives 60km away in a house in the cityJapanese authorities denied a man the chance his wish to die a castaway on an island he called home for three decades. Masafumi Nagasaki was the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paul, the First Hermit (Gueranger)

    01/15/2018 12:26:47 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double TODAY, THE CHURCH honors the memory of one of those men who were expressly chosen by God to represent the sublime detachment from all things, which was to be taught to the world by the example of the Son of God, born in a Cave at Bethlehem. Paul the Hermit so prized the poverty of his Divine Master that he fled to the desert, where he could find nothing to possess and nothing to covet. He mad a mere cavern for his dwelling; a palm tree provided him with food and clothing; a fountain gave him wherewith...
  • St. Simeon Stylites Jan. 5th (Catholic / Orthodox Caucus)

    01/05/2015 2:10:09 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    St. Simeon Stylites the Elder From the Catholic EncyclopediaSt. Simeon was the first and probably the most famous of the long succession of stylitoe, or “pillar-hermits”, who during more than six centuries acquired by their strange form of asceticism a great reputation for holiness throughout eastern Christendom. If it were not that our information, in the case of the first St. Simeon and some of his imitators, is based upon very reliable first-hand evidence, we should be disposed to relegate much of what history records to the domain of fable; but no modern critic now ventures to dispute the reality of the...
  • Lebanese hermit St. Charbel remembered July 24

    07/24/2012 12:38:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | July 23, 2012
    Saint Charbel Makhlouf. Denver, Colo., Jul 22, 2012 / 06:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On July 24, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of St. Charbel Makhlouf, a Maronite Catholic priest, monk, and hermit who is known for working miracles both during his life and after his death. On the occasion of his beatification in 1965, the Eastern Catholic hermit was described by Pope Paul VI as “ a new, eminent member of monastic sanctity,” who “through his example and his intercession is enriching the entire Christian people.” Born into humble circumstances in Lebanon during 1828, Yussef Antoun Makhlouf was...
  • Death of "Caveman" ends an era in Idaho

    04/23/2010 2:06:25 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 41 replies · 1,545+ views
    IdahoStatesman.com ^ | 23 April 2010 | Tim Woodward
    Richard Zimmerman, known to all as Dugout Dick, succumbs at 94 Known as the "Salmon River Caveman," Richard Zimmerman lived an essentially 19th century lifestyle, a digital-age anachronism who never owned a telephone or a television and lived almost entirely off the land. "He was in his home at the caves at the end, and it was his wish to die there," said Connie Fitte, who lived across the river. "He was the epitome of the free spirit." Richard Zimmerman had been in declining health when he died Wednesday. Few knew him by his given name. To friends and visitors...
  • FEAST OF ST. MARON - Father of the Maronite Church

    02/09/2006 9:53:39 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 320+ views
    February 9, 2006
    Saint Maron Father of the Maronite Catholic Church All that is known about Maron, the spiritual father and protector of the Maronites comes from Theodoret, the bishop of Cyr. In approximately 444, Theodoret undertook the project of writing a religious history about his religion. Theodoret never knew Maron personally, but only through the disciples of this holy man. He described Maron as "the one who has planted for God the garden which flourishes now in the region of Cyr." Little is known of the birth or youth of Maron because Theodoret was unconcerned about that aspect of his life. He...
  • North Korea removing Lil' Kim's picture from public places

    11/16/2004 5:39:10 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 45 replies · 2,499+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov 16, 2004 | Clarice Feldman
    Something is happening in North Korea. Maybe something very big, indeed. It is too early to tell, but we will stay posted. Russia's state-run communication agency ITAR-TASS reported from Beijing quoting a diplomat in North Korea yesterday that pictures of the chairman of the DPRK National Defense Committee Kim Jong Il are being removed from public places in North Korea.
  • Israeli cave linked to John the Baptist

    08/16/2004 11:00:29 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 493+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 16, 2004
    Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual. "John the Baptist, who was just a...
  • Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave

    08/16/2004 9:09:34 AM PDT · by technomage · 339 replies · 4,947+ views
    AP | 8/16/04 | AP
    AP: Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel (AP) KARIN LAUB Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small...
  • Aussies Feel Betrayed As 'Dead' Girl's Ruse Revealed

    04/18/2003 7:35:44 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 20 replies · 417+ views
    The National Post ^ | April 18, 2003 | Adrian Humphreys
    Australian authorities were in the midst of prosecuting a man for the murder of a 14-year-old girl who vanished in 1998 when the Crown attorney made a startling revelation: Natasha Ryan was alive and well and had been hiding for nearly five years in her boyfriend's home. It was firmly believed that Natasha had fallen prey to a suspected serial killer who was stalking women in the area. A long and expensive search was conducted and eventually an emotional memorial service held when hope for Natasha faded. In fact, she ran away from home and became a hermit in her...
  • Back To Nature

    12/03/2002 6:27:25 AM PST · by FlyingA · 7 replies · 228+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/03/02 | David Abel
    <p>From his secret perch in the woods, the hermit watches the morning light spread over the pond and seep through a patch of trees, sprinkling a golden haze over his humble home. At night, when the raccoons leave their lair in the beech tree and the birds nest until morning, he wraps himself in a heap of blankets and takes comfort in the stillness.</p>
  • Saint Romuald, Abbot

    06/19/2002 3:24:56 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 7 replies · 131+ views
    Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints ^ | 1894 | John Gilmary Shea
    Spiritual Bouquet: If you salute your brethren only, what are you doing more than others? Do not even the Gentiles do that? St. Matthew 5:47 "St. Romuald" SAINT ROMUALDFounder and Abbot(906-1027) In the tenth century Sergius, a nobleman of Ravenna, quarreled with a relative over an estate and, in a duel to which his son Romuald was witness, slew him. The young man of twenty years was horrified at his father's crime, and entered a Benedictine monastery at Classe to do a forty days penance for him. This penance led to his entry into religion as a Benedictine monk....