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Posted on 03/30/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT by Salvation
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FATHERS OF THE DESERT
The hermits and monks of the early Church who developed religious life from its Gospel origins and laid the groundwork for all future institutes of Christian perfection. Since most of them lived in the deserts of Egypt, from the third through the fourth centuries, they are called Desert Fathers. The standard collection of the lives of these Fathers is in ten volumes and contains the biographies of Sts. Paul, Anthony, and Hilarion, and of the women religious Sts. Eugenie, Euphrasia, Euphrosyne, Mary the Egyptian, and many others.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
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These were from Egypt, THE centre of Christian thought from the 2nd century until the 8th. Now, it is Islamic and it is a center of no such thought, in fact no culture or philosophy either
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