Can anyone tell me please anything about consecration as a hermit…an urban hermit.
*]What constitutes an urban hermit?
*]What would be asked of a person seeking this consecration?
*]Are there certain conditions/qualities asked and what are they?
*]Can a local bishop set his own conditions etc.?
*]I live in Australia - anyone informed on what may apply strictly only here in Australia if anything? Or are conditions set under Canon 603 to apply everywhere?
*]While the consecration is canonical and by a Bishop, can it be done entirely privately?
*]Could consecration as an urban hermit include study as a student two days weekly and some (not frequent) visitors/visiting as works of Mercy?
*]Are there only two ways outside of religious life to be consecrated canonically and these two ways are:- The Order of Virgins or Canon 603(hermit)?
*]If one makes vows received by a priest very privately is this regarded as a valid consecration?..if not canonical consecration which is by a Bishop.[/LIST]I am interested in the offical Church position re Nos. 8 and 9.
Thanks in advance muchly:) …
Blessings and regards…Barb:)