Christians far from Egypt have drawn inspiration from the Life of St Antony, including England’s two most popular pre-Conquest hermit saints: Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (c.634-687) and Guthlac (c.673-714) whose hermitage in the fens became the Abbey of Crowland.

This film was made possible with the support of The Matheson Trust.

Filmed at the St. Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, Oxford. 6th November, 2010.

Part of the “Drawing from the Wellsprings of the Desert” lecture series. Dr Benedicta Ward SLG and Revd Dr Liz Carmichael

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