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Tailor Made Journeys

February 13, 2019 4:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Tailor Made Journeys

From finding an experienced guide to the full package, we love to arrange tailor made trips to the deserts and monasteries of South Sinai and the Egyptian mainland, as we did for writer William Atkins, above, with our guide Moussa.... Read more


Come and see Father Justin in London on 28th November

October 15, 2018 1:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Come and see Father Justin in London on 28th November

Father Justin is visiting London and will be speaking at two events organised by Liz Edmunds on 28th November. Both events are free but require registration in advance as places are limited. Just This Day A morning event held at St... Read more


Sinai in the news

August 6, 2018 4:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Sinai in the news

Several recent news items feature South Sinai and the Monastery of St Catherine. These reflect both its enduring appeal and a heartening interest in support for tourism in the region. From our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 delved into... Read more


Trekking Sinai’s Summits

June 5, 2018 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Trekking Sinai’s Summits

“Hussein steps off the path, walking into a cluster of identical-looking boulders. Whilst a little perplexed, over the past few days I have learnt to trust our Bedouin guide implicitly so I follow, picking my way over the rugged ground.... Read more


Sounding the Silence

April 25, 2018 12:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Sounding the Silence

Exploring depths in stillness and speech The Retreat Association’s annual ecumenical conference this year will focus on the theme of silence – both in the context of retreat and in the unspoken areas of our lives. Contributors include Sara Maitland,... Read more


Possession / al Ghiwaya

January 15, 2018 10:29 am Published by Comments Off on Possession / al Ghiwaya

At Wind Sand & Stars we love to hear about projects that share our passion for the Egyptian desert, it’s intense silence, spirituality and rich oral tradition. ‘Possession / al Ghiwaya‘ is just that. It is a collaborative dual language... Read more


St Catherine’s Monastery library re-opened

January 10, 2018 11:57 am Published by Comments Off on St Catherine’s Monastery library re-opened

After three years of extensive restoration work, the library at St Catherine’s Monastery has been re-opened to the public and scholars, with an inauguration ceremony in December 2017.


Just This Day

November 8, 2017 4:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Just This Day

While our speciality is discovery of silence in Sinai, for those seeking a moment of peace and quiet closer to home  Just this Day offers stillness and reflection at two events in London on 18th and 22nd November. Organised by Liz Edmunds, Just this Day is... Read more


Exploring Silence

November 8, 2017 3:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Exploring Silence

“This Adventure into Silence was more than I could wish for. Sara Maitland inspired, challenged, invited and guided us to explore our own silence.” Our Adventure into Silence returned to its beautiful desert camp in South Sinai in October, welcomed... Read more