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An anchorite's cell at Fore Abbey, County Westmeath, Ireland

How I became a medieval-style anchorite

The author, a hermit, explains how she was transformed in her mid-50s from a professional woman into a ‘prisoner of the Lord’

Pope Benedict XVI passes before the remains of Pope Celestine V after a Mass in Sulmona, Italy                    (AP Photo)

Pontiff marks 800th birthday of 13th-century hermit Pope Celestine V
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