Once a University Lecturer and Atheist, Father Lazarus El Anthony Talks about Being an Anchorite

Lazarus El Anthony was a university lecturer in literature and philosophy in Australia, an atheist of 40 years and a Marxist. Then his mother died.

And he entered the desert.

And:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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8 Responses to Once a University Lecturer and Atheist, Father Lazarus El Anthony Talks about Being an Anchorite

  1. Wow. Truly stunning the variety of lives lived. And, to borrow from James, the variety of religious experience.

  2. concerned christian says:

    Thank you Santi for this uplifting post. As it is mentioned in this clip, this Monastery is where St Antony lived. His life story was the inspiration that transformed St. Augustine from a world philosopher to a Christian Bishop.
    http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/110108.htm

    • santitafarella says:

      I’m glad you like it. I thought it moving and interesting as well. There is another very good documentary out there like it. It’s called “Into Great Silence.” You can find the trailer for it at Youtube.

      —Santi

  3. Sandra says:

    This is beautiful. Such a serene and peaceful lifestyle. Fr Lazarus speaks with such beautiful love.

  4. Reblogged this on Verity Hermitage and commented:
    Modern day Anchorite, Fr Antony Lazarus. What a wonderful story.

  5. Thanks for this. It’s a wonderful story.

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