ICON ST BENEDICT OF NURSIA SMALL 4X5
A fine art, giclée print expertly mounted on a ½" Wood Plaque with beveled edges. A satin laminate with a transparent, non-glare, UV coating protects the finish. Read more
Benedict was born to the Roman nobility. Twin brother of Saint Scholastica. He studied in Rome, Italy, but was dismayed by the lack of discipline and the lackadaisical attitude of his fellow students. He fled to the mountains near Subiaco, Italy, living as a hermit in a cave for three years.
Benedict’s virtues caused an abbey to request him to lead them. He founded the monastery at Monte Cassino, where he wrote the Rule of his order. His discipline was such that an attempt was made on his life; some monks tried by poison him, but he blessed the cup and rendered it harmless. He returned to his cave, but continued to attract followers, and eventually established twelve monasteries.