This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Middle Ages: The Anchoress. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
An Anchoress was a deeply religious woman who chose to live a solitary life in confined quarters called an “anchorage” or and “anchorhold,” which usually consisted of a single small cell.
The anchorage's were similar to hermits but rather than living alone in forests or caves the anchoress lived within populated communities. The anchorhold was often attached to the wall of a church. This religious Medieval life style was also pursued by men, who were called “anchorites.”
Julian of Norwich was an English anchoress and an important Christian mystic. Her Revelations of Divine Love, written around 1395, is the first book in the English language known to have been written by a woman. Julian was also known as a spiritual authority within her community where she also served as a counselor and advisor. She is venerated in the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches.
The presentation covers the following:
Julian of Norwich
The “Rule of Life”
Enclosure Ceremony (2)
Life of an Anchoress
Rule of the Anchoress
Death of an Anchoress
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