Monday, November 22, 2010

Beauty & Fulfillment More than Money...

Bishop estimates that there could be as many as 200 hermits in Britain. Steps: Some Anglicans have been rediscovering the solitary life. And one woman in May faced the threat of eviction.

Karen Markham hoped to leave her worldly concerns behind to pursue a life of solitude and contemplation when she became one of Britain’s few officially recognised hermits.

But Miss Markham has been forced to break into her daily routine of prayer, religious reading and gardening to engage in a public campaign to save her from becoming homeless.

The 44-year-old former music teacher faces the prospect of being forced out of her secluded hermitage – a cottage in rural Shropshire – after its owner decided to sell up...Read it all -- (Will look for an update on the eviction question ASAP)

--->Irish survey reveals that more than half of teenagers do not have faith in the Irish government or trust the media...

"In a pre-capitalist age a man seeking individualistic enjoyment of wealth is accused of being a miser; a man who acquires wealth by means that are held to be unlawful, or even by the unlimited use of lawful means, is condemned. In a capitalist age a man seeking to acquire wealth solely by means that, as estimated by pre-capitalist mentality, appear lawful, will probably very soon have to retire from business."---Amintore Fanfini, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Capitalism

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