Coptic Monasticism-- is claimed to be the original form of Monasticism as Saint Pachomius the Cenobite, a Copt from Upper Egypt, established the first communal living in the Monastery of Saint Anthony in the Red sea area. St. Anthony's Monastery (also known as the Monastery of Abba Antonious) is now the oldest monastery in the world.
Tyburn Convent - Tyburn Tree Edmund Campion returned to England secretly in 1580 with a small band of priests to support the country's beleaguered Catholics.. Campion wrote a defense of his mission known as "Campion's Brag" that began to circulate .."brag" reached the queen's advisors. .He fled north, but he was betrayed in July 1581 by a government spy. .. Just three weeks before his arrest, copies of his "Ten Reasons," a lucid defense of Catholicism, had been circulated at Oxford U