Aquinas Press - Saint Benedict Novena booklet Our Aquinas Press Novena book series offers completely illustration nine-day Novena's with special prayers to ten beloved saints. In addition we offer..
Aquinas Press - Saint Benedict Novena booklet
Our Aquinas Press Novena book series offers completely illustration nine-day Novena's with special prayers to ten beloved saints. In addition we offer Novenas to the Sacred Heart and the Divine Mercy and four Novena books in honour of Our Blessed Mother - all in an appealingly illustrated 24 page format.
Saint Benedict Detail from a fresco by Fra Angelico
Patron of Europe
Norcia (Umbria, Italy)
|Died||21 March 543 (aged 64)
|Honored in||Roman Catholicism
|Canonized||1220, Rome by Pope Honorius III|
|Major shrine||Subiaco, Italy|
|Feast||July 11 (Roman Catholic calendar of saints), (Anglican Communion)
March 14 (Byzantine Rite)
March 21 (on local calendars and in the General Roman Calendar of 1962)
-Broken cup and serpent representing poison
-Man in a Benedictine cowl holding Benedict's rule or a rod of discipline
-Heraldry and Officers of arms
-the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
-People in religious orders
-Servants who have broken their master's belongings
Benedict of Nursia (Italian: San Benedetto da Norcia) (c. 480 – 21 March 543 or 547) is a Christian saint, honored by the Anglican Church and the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students.
Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. The Catholic Order of St Benedict and the Anglican Order of St Benedict are of later origin and, moreover, not an "order" as commonly understood but merely a confederation of autonomous congregations.
Benedict's main achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. It is heavily influenced by the writings of John Cassian, and shows strong affinity with the Rule of the Master. But it also has a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness (ἐπιείκεια, epieikeia), and this persuaded most religious communities founded throughout the Middle Ages to adopt it. As a result, 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.