Mary of Egypt


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This Sunday is the feast (in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches) of a most stunning figure in the history of spirituality, Mary of Egypt. I have retold the story here, set in the midst of the strife in the Middle East today, drawing on the insights of a tale told by Fyodor Dostoeyvsky in his epic novel, Crime and Punishment. The story is about ancient Egypt and the modern World. Listen here:






© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2017