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St. Benedict Day

Founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino and father of Western monasticism; the Rule that he established became the norm for monastic living throughout Europe. In 1964, in view of the work of monks following the Benedictine Rule in the evangelization and civilization of so many European countries in the Middle Ages, Pope Paul VI proclaimed him the patron saint of all Europe. Learn more about St. Benedict Day at:

Image Description: Portrait of St. Benedict by Herman Nieg (1849–1928)