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Stan Vanuytrecht beat 50 applicants to win the role and occupy one of the last hermitages in central Europe

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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’

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