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A monastery’s new mission

Monk's feel Egypt's turmoil

POSTED: April 20, 2013 1:00 a.m.

ST. ANTHONY’S MONASTERY, Egypt — In a cave high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the mountain, the monks at the St. Anthony’s Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition.


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