Praying in the Desert

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by Richard Long,

   If you want to talk about a lifestyle of prayer, perhaps one of the greatest examples is to be found in Anthony, the first of the “Desert Fathers” and the founder of the monastic movement.  His order, begun over 1700 years ago, still thrives today in the Egyptian desert.

  There was a wonderful BBC documentary that aired earlier this year in which a British Anglican priest journeyed to discover the monastery of St. Anthony and to explore that tradition of  prayer.

Here’s the link to “Extreme Pilgrim – Ascetic Christianity” by the BBC.

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