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Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, the Truth, and the Life;
and no man cometh to the FATHER, but by me. (John 14:6)

The one thing I want...the thing I seek most of all, is the privilege of meditating in his temple, living in his presence every day of  my life, delighting in his incomparable perfection and glory. 

                                                                                               (Psalm 27:4)

 

Hermits manifest to everyone the interior aspect of the mystery of the Church, that is, personal intimacy with Christ.  Hidden from the eyes of men, the life of the Hermit is a silent preaching of the Lord, to whom he has surrendered his life simply because He is everything to him.  Here is a particular call to find in the desert, in the thick of spiritual battle, the glory of the Crucified One.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church - # 921)
 
 

Our Mission

Hermit Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary called to a life of silence, solitude, prayer, and penance for the good of the Church and the salvation of the world.

The one thing I want...the thing I seek most of all, is the privilege of meditating in his temple, living in his presence every day of  my life, delighting in his incomparable perfection and glory. 

                                                                                               (Psalm 27:4)

 

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STATEMENT OF FAITH

They spoke of hermit monks...

"That which one could call the spirituality of the desert (...) is a profound movement of the Spirit which will never cease as long as there are voices to listen to the voice of the Spirit. It is not fear nor the desire to repent nor simply prudence which populates the solitude of the monasteries. It is the love of God. That there be, in the middle of the big modern cities, in the richer countries, just like on the plains of the Ganges or the forests of Africa, souls capable to be content, all their lives, with adoration and praise, who consecrate themselves freely as the guarantors of humanity before the Creator, protectors and advocates of their brothers and sisters before the Father of the Heavens, what a victory for the Almighty, what glory for the Saviour! Monasticism is nothing else, in its essence." 

(Pius XII, Speech to the International Congress of Studies on Monasticism, April 1958)

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Rev. Brother Michael Anthony, Erem. M.I., K.S.C, H.S.B., B.Sc., S.T.B., M.S., D.D., Ph.D., D.B.A., C.P.E., F.P.E., E.I.T., C.Law Enf., Dip. Martial Arts, Dip. Biblical Studies, Dip. Catholic Studies, Post Grad. Dip. Biblical Studies is a hermit that resides at the Immaculate Heart of Mary's Hermitage in the Diocese of Orlando and is a consecrated member of the Militia of the Immaculata, a Knight at the Foot of the Cross, a Third Order member of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and a member of the fraternity of the Hermits of Saint Bruno. Humbly trying to follow the Carthusian Spiritual life as introduced by Saint Bruno.

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