Treasures of the Sinai Desert: The History and Marvels of the Ancient Monastery of St. Catherine

The biblical importance of Mt. Sinai led to the creation of one of the world’s oldest monasteries, St. Catherine’s in Egypt. Today, this monastery houses some of the finest examples of early Christian art and the world’s oldest continuously operating library. This talk features personal knowledge and scholarly insights about the history of the monastery, its cultural treasures, and the Christian monastic life it continues to preserve in the Middle East today.

About the Series:

Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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November 16, 2019

Art and HistoryReligion and PhilosophyNina GlibeticMiddle EastBibleChristianityCollege of Arts and LettersTheology