About Our Mission
To support the worship of God, eremitic life inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, Christ-centered solitude, contemplative silence, intercessory prayer and the spiritual works of mercy.
About Our Vision
We believe consecrated life to be essential to the spiritual well-being of the Body of Christ, most especially the witness of those in consecrated life whose lives give first place to prayer for the glory of God, the good of the Church and the salvation of the world. Through the generosity of our donors, Friends of Little Portion Hermitage seeks to provide for the temporal needs of Little Portion Hermitage and the needs of the hermit who resides there, Br. Rex Anthony Norris.
About Little Portion Hermitage
Founded by Br. Rex in August of 2007, Little Portion Hermitage—temporarily located on the top floor of a parish rectory—is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. Brother is a consecrated hermit in accordance with Canon 603 of the Roman Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law and is under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Portland.
- Interview with Brother Rex, Convert and Catholic Hermit (The Coming Home Network)
- Brother Rex on EWTN’s the Journey Home Program
- The life of a hermit: A glimpse inside the little-known state of life (Catholic News Agency)