In May of 2011 the Meditation Room at the University of Redlands was honored to sponsor a visit from Elder Pavlos, senior monk from St. Catherine's Monastery in Mount Sinai in Egypt.
Fr. Pavlos has spent several decades immersed in the spirituality of desert practices based on ancient Christian teachings on union with God. He spoke on his life at the oldest continuously functioning Christian monastery in the world and the living wisdom it expresses.
The topic of his presentation was "The Mystery of Simplicity of Soul", which drew from The Ladder of Divine Ascent, by St John Climacus of Sinai, one of the most important spiritual manuals in the history of the Christian tradition.
Permission for the use of the following presentation was granted by Sister Joanna of Sinai.