Benedictine Study Weekend: The Desert Fathers - The Earliest Christian Monks, 12-14 July 2019

Benedictine Study Weekend: The Desert Fathers - The Earliest Christian Monks, 12-14 July 2019

Presented by various monks of the Monastery The term ‘Desert Fathers’ refers to Christians who, from the late 2nd Century, adopted eremitic and/or coenobitic modes...

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Presented by various monks of the Monastery

The term ‘Desert Fathers’ refers to Christians who, from the late 2nd Century, adopted eremitic and/or coenobitic modes of life in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. The thoughts, sayings and anecdotes of these remarkable and curious figures are well documented in various ancient writings, which in the course of time came to serve as models and inspirations for both Western and Eastern monasticism. The Desert Fathers continue to offer rich insights and challenges to modern Christians. This study weekend will offer an introduction to amazing world of the Desert Fathers.