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Christian persecution on the rise as 7 are martyred in Egypt

Reaction to Asia Bibi's acquittal in Pakistan stirs fear of more Islamist terrorism.

Egyptian security forces thwart bombing of Christian church

The alleged militant killed himself after not being able to get inside the Coptic church.

Most religious orders can trace their spiritual lineage to Egypt

The deserts of Egypt fostered two foundational types of monasticism.

A church honoring the 21 Egyptian Copts murdered by ISIS, dedicated in Egypt

Three years after the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts, the church was dedicated in presence of their families.

5 Profound sayings from the Desert Fathers on practicing virtue

They have much to teach us about leading a virtuous life.

5 Sayings from the Desert Mothers on how to deal with adversity

These holy women show us what to do in difficult situations.

5 Sayings from the Desert Fathers that challenge us to be better Christians

Their sayings provide countless little lessons that are extremely profound and challenging.

Who was the first Christian hermit?

He went into the desert escaping persecution, but ended up loving it there.

5 Sayings from the Desert Mothers to help revive your spiritual life

These women from ancient Egypt continue to inspire us.

5 Sayings from the Desert Fathers to start off the New Year right

Start your year with a healthy dose of the Desert Fathers.

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