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The Art of Being Alone (and Not Lonely)

Thursday, July 15 (11 AM ET | 8 AM PT | 5 PM CET | 8.30 PM IST)
The pandemic has forced so many of us to spend long periods of time by ourselves, or in the company of a few. For many, this has been a struggle. But what happens when we embrace solitude consciously, even in the best of times, instead of associating it with loneliness? 

Karen Fredette and her husband Paul made that choice several years ago. They have lived quiet lives, away from people, and helped other contemporary solitude-seekers prosper as well. Their experiences and teachings were profiled recently in a popular New York Times article, “What We Can Learn from Solitude”.

Join Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in an enlivening conversation with Karen Karper Fredette, a contemporary hermit and former nun, live on Intersections on Thursday, July 15 (11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET | 8.30 pm IST).   

As a nun, Karen loved the quietude of monastic life and the rigid schedule that helped nurture her spiritual development. After 30 years of being a nun, Karen decided to leave monastic life and walked into the woods with just $100, and an old Ford Bronco to live the life of a hermit—spending her days in the wilderness, collecting firewood, praying and writing. 

After spending decades in solitude, Karen and her husband, Paul Fredette, a former Catholic priest, have become a trusted voice and guide for those that have moved beyond community life. In the last 25 years, the Fredettes have overseen “a social network for hermits and the hermit-curious” called Raven's Bread Ministries, co-authored a quarterly newsletter called Raven’s Bread, and offered mentorship support and retreats to those seeking solitude. Karen is also the author of several books on the topic, including Consider the Ravens: On Contemporary Hermit Life and Where God Begins to Be: A Woman's Journey into Solitude. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Fredettes have counseled those struggling with isolation, and offered valuable resources to support our worldwide community in navigating the crisis.

“You just have to sit down and be with it. You’ll discover that there is life within you, and there is life around you, and it is teaching you all sorts of things—if you are listening.”—Karen Karper Fredette 

Join us live on Intersections on Thursday, July 15 (11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET | 8.30 pm IST) and walk away with key insights on:

  1. The rich and unexpected possibilities that solitude holds for each of us
  2. Small steps we can all take to practice solitude in our modern (and for many, urban!) lives, and
  3. The power of communing with nature, and with our own inner voice

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The Art of Being Alone (and Not Lonely)

Thursday, July 15 (11 AM ET | 8 AM PT | 5 PM CET | 8.30 PM IST)
The pandemic has forced so many of us to spend long periods of time by ourselves, or in the company of a few. For many, this has been a struggle. But what happens when we embrace solitude consciously, even in the best of times, instead of associating it with loneliness?

Karen Fredette and her husband Paul made that choice several years ago. They have lived quiet lives, away from people, and helped other contemporary solitude-seekers prosper as well. Their experiences and teachings were profiled recently in a popular New York Times article, “What We Can Learn from Solitude”.

Join Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in an enlivening conversation with Karen Karper Fredette, a contemporary hermit and former nun, live on Intersections on Thursday, July 15 (11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET | 8.30 pm IST).

As a nun, Karen loved the quietude of monastic life and the rigid schedule that helped nurture her spiritual development. After 30 years of being a nun, Karen decided to leave monastic life and walked into the woods with just $100, and an old Ford Bronco to live the life of a hermit—spending her days in the wilderness, collecting firewood, praying and writing.

After spending decades in solitude, Karen and her husband, Paul Fredette, a former Catholic priest, have become a trusted voice and guide for those that have moved beyond community life. In the last 25 years, the Fredettes have overseen “a social network for hermits and the hermit-curious” called Raven's Bread Ministries, co-authored a quarterly newsletter called Raven’s Bread, and offered mentorship support and retreats to those seeking solitude. Karen is also the author of several books on the topic, including Consider the Ravens: On Contemporary Hermit Life and Where God Begins to Be: A Woman's Journey into Solitude. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Fredettes have counseled those struggling with isolation, and offered valuable resources to support our worldwide community in navigating the crisis.

“You just have to sit down and be with it. You’ll discover that there is life within you, and there is life around you, and it is teaching you all sorts of things—if you are listening.”—Karen Karper Fredette

Join us live on Intersections on Thursday, July 15 (11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET | 8.30 pm IST) and walk away with key insights on:

  1. The rich and unexpected possibilities that solitude holds for each of us
  2. Small steps we can all take to practice solitude in our modern (and for many, urban!) lives, and
  3. The power of communing with nature, and with our own inner voice

The Art of Being Alone (and Not Lonely)

The pandemic has forced so many of us to spend long periods of time by ourselves, or in the company of a few. For many, this has been a struggle. But what happens when we embrace solitude consciously, even in the best of times, instead of associating it with loneliness?

Karen Fredette and her husband Paul made that choice several years ago. They have lived quiet lives, away from people, and helped other contemporary solitude-seekers prosper as well. Their experiences and teachings were profiled recently in a popular New York Times article, “What We Can Learn from Solitude”.

Watch this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in an enlivening conversation with Karen Karper Fredette, a contemporary hermit and former nun.

As a nun, Karen loved the quietude of monastic life and the rigid schedule that helped nurture her spiritual development. After 30 years of being a nun, Karen decided to leave monastic life and walked into the woods with just $100, and an old Ford Bronco to live the life of a hermit—spending her days in the wilderness, collecting firewood, praying and writing.

After spending decades in solitude, Karen and her husband, Paul Fredette, a former Catholic priest, have become a trusted voice and guide for those that have moved beyond community life. In the last 25 years, the Fredettes have overseen “a social network for hermits and the hermit-curious” called Raven's Bread Ministries, co-authored a quarterly newsletter called Raven’s Bread, and offered mentorship support and retreats to those seeking solitude. Karen is also the author of several books on the topic, including Consider the Ravens: On Contemporary Hermit Life and Where God Begins to Be: A Woman's Journey into Solitude. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Fredettes have counseled those struggling with isolation, and offered valuable resources to support our worldwide community in navigating the crisis.

“You just have to sit down and be with it. You’ll discover that there is life within you, and there is life around you, and it is teaching you all sorts of things—if you are listening.”—Karen Karper Fredette

Watch this episode and walk away with key insights on:

  1. The rich and unexpected possibilities that solitude holds for each of us
  2. Small steps we can all take to practice solitude in our modern (and for many, urban!) lives, and
  3. The power of communing with nature, and with our own inner voice

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