Benedict of Nursia, Abbot

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July 11, 2017 all-day
2017-07-11T00:00:00-04:00
2017-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Benedict of Nursia, Abbot

Benedict is considered to be the father of western monasticism. Living during the fifth and sixth centuries, Benedict founded a monastery at Monte Cassino in southern Italy, which was to become the mother house for Benedictines in the centuries that followed. (Benedictine monasticism was one of the great stabilizing forces in preserving Western civilization during the dark ages.) Benedict’s greater legacy, however, was his practical and moderate Rule which still guides Benedictine houses today.