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The Desert Fathers and Mothers
- Course Dates: Fri 17 May 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This is for all interested in the history of spirituality, early monasticism and spiritual direction.
The day will focus on visual explorations of the desert monasteries today; three different forms of life in the desert and the most significant desert fathers and mothers; texts and spiritual themes; early spiritual direction.
“There are many who live in the mountains and behave as if they were in the town and they are wasting their time. It is possible to be a solitary in one’s mind while living in a crowd, and it is possible for one who is solitary to live in the crowd of his own thoughts.” – Amma Synclectica