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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.