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Catholics, I understand, has Sunday obligation. They should go to Mass on a Sunday if they don't have a very good reason not to go eg sickness. I've been reading about the hermits of the early Church. They lived in caves and other places and thus they couldn't visit Mass on Sundays. If Sunday obligation is so important why did the hermits miss Sunday Mass? They don't exactly show the importance of visiting the Eucharist and attending Mass. I am confused!

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The hermits lived in a different time. They might not even recognize you as a Christian.

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