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The Monastery of Saint Paul

Saint Paula (Paul) was born in Alexandria in 228 AD from a very wealthy family, and he received a great deal of Greek and Egyptian science.
 His father died and left him a large inheritance for him and his brother, Peter the Great who wanted to usurp share of Paula.
As Saint Paul went to complain about his brother in court he watched a massive funeral for one of the greats in the city, he said within himself, "he leave the his life without taking any of them," he went on asceticism which went into an abandoned tomb for 3 days and then God guided him to the place of the current monastery where he remained for a period of 90 years of his life which he had not seen the face of anybody. He was living on drinking from the fountain of water and fed with dates. He met St. Anthony   and after that he died in 343 AD.
The monastery was founded in the fourth century AD by St. Anthony pupils in 1484 AD.
Monastery of Saint Paul expose to an enemies attack where most of the monks were killed.
And they burned precious library where remained in ruins for 80 years until a Pope Gabriel VII (1520- 1568) to send a group of monks for the reconstruction of the monastery and the monastery of St. Anthony. The monastery has been subjected to several raids remained deserted for a period of 1718).
It was the work of reconstruction and renewal - 119 years until it was restored and renovated in the reign of Pope Yoannis XVI (1676).
Comprehensive him in the reign of Pope Shenouda III.  Where it was in 1974 during the reign of His Eminence Bishop Agathon he ordained a 64 priest and built a lot of rooms and lounges and a workshop for Electricity and poultry farm and goats.
Geographical location:
The monastery is located southeast of the monastery of St. Anthony and the beginning of the Abbey Road is  about 25 km south of Zafarana branched from the abbey road , main along the 5.12 km west within the Eastern Desert.
Monastery landmark:
- The main gate - leverage - Two mills grain relics
- Church of St. Mercurius - fort - the Church of the Archangel Michael
- Water fountain - the old fence
- Guest room - the walls of the eighteenth century and have the same incoming uses in the monastery of St. Anthony.