Brother Antoine, Hermit of the Rock of Roquebrune-sur-Argens

“Brother Brother Antoine, Hermit of the Rock of Roquebrune-sur-Argensis a former Cistercian novice who has settled as a hermit in the Var (France) He was born Louis Chauvel in 1923 and is from Mayenne.
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Brother Anthony is a former Cistercian novice who has settled as a hermit in a cave of the Rock of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, in the Var ( France) since 1996. He has travelled many times in India where he supports medical projects for children and blind people. His spirituality, inspired mainly by Christian and Indian Traditions, advocates asceticism, prayers and constant meditation. He has written several books in which humour has an essential place.
His books include: “At the Heart of the Cave, Tales and Stories of a Hermit”, “A Breath of Hermit”; and “The Path of the Rock”.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brother-Anthony-Fr%C3%A8re-Antoine/161685553870847
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“Louis Chauvel was born in 1923 in Cuillé in Mayenne. Brother Antoine is a former Cistercian novice, trained in ancient Greek and Latin. In 1966, he became a hermit in a cave on the Rock located in the towns of Roquebrune and Le Muy in the Var (France) cave where he has lived since. He made many trips to India where he supports medical projects for poor patients.
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His spirituality is inspired by various traditions (Christian, Indian) and ancient philosophies (especially Stoicism ). Advocating asceticism, but a joyful asceticism of life (which he describes as a gymnastics gym which would be the world), and constant meditation, saying that everything is here and now.

“A Breath of Hermit” is the first book (1992). It is written by the hermit between 1966 and 1991. The other texts of the hermit were collected and sorted by Robert Henri and Louis Go Pecetta in a new book entitled “The Cosmomoine”. Then they made a story of their many visits to the hermit in a third book entitled “The Way of the Rock”, which describes the spirituality of Brother Antoine over the days spent at the Grotto.
Brother Anthony is also a draftsman and sculptor, and author, composer and performer of many songs.”
http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%25C3%25A8re_Antoine_%28ermite%29&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfrere%2Bantoine%2Bhermit%26biw%3D1320%26bih%3D718

See also http://www.behance.net/wip/116103/234655

For a documentary (in French) on Brother Antoine, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bD6K5e6dqM

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