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The solitary vocation today

Elizabeth Ruth Obbard reflects on being alone with God

THE SOLITARY today is not a quasi-monk or -nun out of place in the world, but one who seeks solitude in the midst of, and in communion with, the world. Some live in rhythmic solitude, alternating periods of solitude with periods of greater involvement in an active ministry according to the pattern of a St Francis; others seek a more complete withdrawal.

What is important for the person so called is not to strive to conform to a certain definition of hermit, but to seek to answer the ...

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