Anchorites, Anchoresses and Hermits

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Introduction

Committed to God? Go to church every Sunday. Well, should the trumpets sound for Judgement Day we're sure it will stand in your favour. However, some way ahead of you in the queue to pass the pearly gates will be the Anchorites. These intensely devoted souls committed themselves voluntarily to a life of solitary confinement - the better to commune alone with the Holy Spirit. Today, their small stone cells still stand against churches and chapels throughout the land - mute testimony to the power of belief.

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