Religion: Eremitical U.S.

Two hermits disembarked from the liner Constitution one day last week and looked around Manhattan. They were a long way from their Camaldolese* monastery, high in the Apennines, where they live in solitary cells at least 20 feet apart, where recreation is a twice-weekly chat with their fellows, and a full meal comes meatless and only once a day. The 900-old order had selected Dom Augustine Modotti to found a new monastery somewhere in the U.S. (there are already more than 20 U.S. applications for membership), and he was off with his companion, Dom Aliprando Catani, to look over prospective sites...

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