Roots of Eremitical life


For root Eremitism is considered an Indian tradition that the head brahmana family in old age went into seclusion and lived as a hermit in the woods. Hermit motifs also appear in Greek Pythagoreans (Pythagoras) and the Stoics (Diogenes), biblical characters (Elijah and Elisha on Mount Carmel, John the Baptist, …

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Prince Ulrich meets eremites


Prince Ulrich meets with St. Procopius 1201 in the village Police built a shack Juřík hermit, a monk originally Rajhrad monastery. The second hermit in this place was Vitalis (Vitalis) of Břevnov monastery, who lived on wild fruits and became famous as a herbalist and physician. Along with other Benedictine …

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Saint Wenceslas eremit houses


After the Thirty Years War, the Czech nobility took to the creation of artificial hermitages, summer houses, garden meditation, but also leisure and entertainment pavilions, which was built in Italy since the early 16th century. For the first Czech building of this type is considered Wallenstein Libosad Jicin. Emausian Abbot …

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Benefactor of Eremitism


The biggest benefactor Eremitism Count Frantisek Antonin Spork (1662-1738). Built a series of philosophical pavilions and hermitages and supported both science and art. For example, in the manor Malešov on the top left high in the years 1695-1697 to establish Belvedere Chapel. John the Baptist and a hermitage and established …

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The Eremit monks


also became especially among Benedictine, a Capuchin Franciscan tertiaries, but even the Augustinians and the Paulines who have the need to move away from the monastic community. Many hermits lived a virtuous life and just had problems with the church hierarchy and the people. 1732 pushed the Prague archbishop Ferdinand …

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