St. Anthony

From the album Modern Miracles

A road leading to the monastery of St. Anthony who was one of the first monks to leave civilization and start a monastic organization in the wilderness. St. Anthony's Monastery in the Eastern Desert is where some of the earliest monks went to live ascetic lives in the caves of the mountains. Anthony is known for healing infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases, and to this day many Christians visit and leave their prayers written on scraps of paper inside the caves.