Consider the Ravens

On Contemporary Hermit Life

by Paul A. Fredette & Karen Karper Fredette



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2011

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781936236633
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781936236640

About the Book

If you have ever wondered about how hermits live, or if you are an active participant in the eremitical life, then it’s time to make this ultimate resource guide part of your book collection.

Written by the editors of Raven’s Bread, an international quarterly newsletter that provides guidance on hermit life, Consider the Ravens is a seminal study on eremitism as it has developed since the 1950s.

Learn about

• All aspects of the vocation, including spiritual, practical, and juridical
• Hazards of the hidden life
• Practical recommendations for beginners in eremitical life
• Extensive citations from desert fathers and mothers
• Exploration of eremitical spirituality.

Essentially, you’ll learn about the eremitic life straight from the hermits themselves, and it’s never an easy task to get their opinions and advice! The voices of many of today’s hermits can now be heard loud and clear for the first time.

Find the answers to your questions about a vocation as old as spirituality itself and discover why eremitism is becoming more popular than ever in Consider the Ravens.

About the Author

PAUL AND KAREN FREDETTE live on a secluded mountain slope northwest of Asheville, North Carolina. Karen has also written Where God Begins to Be, A Woman’s Journey into Solitude and is working on a sequel.

Visit their Web site at for eremitical resources and guidance.