The Early Celts

The Early Celts

The Desert Fathers, beginning with Anthony, continued to live by the original “by my Spirit” pattern Jesus modelled out for them. Martin of Tours picked that up from the biography of Anthony by Athanasius, and passed it along to Ninian, who planted it in Scotland in 397 A.D. Scotland became a matchstick of spiritual awakening for the Western world, just as the Roman Empire—and the British churches it had planted—collapsed in 411 A.D.