Roots of Eremitical life

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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

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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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Benefactor of Eremitism

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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

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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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