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Historically, self-isolation has been a path to spiritual as well as physical healing. In this discussion with Dr Monica White we will explore some of the early Christian saints who practised extreme forms of isolation – and the perils and benefits of this unusual form of asceticism.
John Holford and Jo-Anna Russon
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints provides a good introduction to this subject. It may be available online through your library. (If not, there are links below to openly-available versions; you may have to scroll through each to find the particular entry.) Monica will be talking about three saints:
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