Having assumed the monastic habit in the monastery of Deerhurst, he pased thence to Bath, where he became an anchorite and ultimately abbot, distinguishing himself by his piety and the austerity of his life.
He lived first as an anchorite in the forest of Mendonk, and afterwards in the monastery founded with his assistance by Amandus at Ghent.
Fiachra), an anchorite of the 7th century, of noble Irish descent.
In 676 he became an anchorite on the island of Farne, and it is said that he performed miracles there.
In 687 he retired to Farne, and died on the island on the 10th of March 687, the same day as his friend Hereberht, the anchorite of Derwentwater.
778, is the work of " John, the anchorite of Beth Mari Qanon, a monastery of Ma'arrath Meven city in the district of Antioch."
The earliest Christian monastic communities (see MoNASTtersM) with which we are acquainted consisted of groups of cells or huts collected about a common centre, which was usually the abode of some anchorite celebrated for superior holiness or singular asceticism, but without any attempt at orderly arrangement.
It contains four monasteries, the remains of the famous anchorite settlement of Nitriae.
ARSENIUS (c. 354-450), an anchorite, said to have been born of a noble Roman family, who achieved a high reputation for his knowledge of Greek and Roman literature.
On entering the order of St Basil, he adopted the name of an old Egyptian anchorite Bessarion, whose story he has related.
The term was also used of the small sleeping apartments of the monks, or a small apartment used by the anchorite or hermit.