Order of Watchers

Logo of the Order of Watchers, the Bible and the oil lamp

The Order of Watchers ("Ordre des Veilleurs" in French) is a community of hermits in the French Protestant tradition founded in 1923 by the theologian Wilfred Monod.

Each hermit of the order lives his or her own form of solitude within the local Church community to which they are closest in spirit and faith practice. They follow a schedule of prayer three times daily in accordance with their calling to be alone with God. Living out the Christian practice of love for one's neighbour, the hermit is always available to others in need, much like the poustinik of the Russian Christian tradition.

Daniel Bourget, a retired Protestant pastor, is the prior of the community.[1]

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  1. ^ "Protestant Hermit in Search of Inner Unity - Articles - House of Hermits". Hermitary. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

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