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Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict

Benedict of Nursia (2 March 480 – 543 or 547 AD) is a patron saint of Europe. He founded communities for monks southern Italy. Benedict's main achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. His Rule became one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom. For this reason, Benedict is often called the founder of western monasticism.

Books

The Rule of St. Benedict