Basic Information
Name

Benedict of Nursia

Feast Day

July 11

Short Bio

He was born to a noble family in Nursia, Italy with his twin sister, Scholastica. Disgusted with the corrupt lifestyle of pagan Rome, he left the city to live alone as a hermit and be with God. For 3 years he spent time in prayer in a cave in the mountain of Subiaco amid rigorous demonic temptations to return to his rich and comfortable life. With prayer and penance, he overcame his temptations and started 12 monasteries. He wrote the Rule of the Benedictine Order and dedicated his life to the monastic order.

Born

480 AD

Died

547 AD

Patron of

speliologists (cave explorers), Europe

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Personal
Born in

Nursia – Italy,

Lived in

Subiaco, Monte Cassino, Rome, Subiaco

Gender

Male

Form of Passing

Natural Causes

Roles

Abbot, Virgin, Hermit, Royalty / Nobility

Century

5th Century, 6th Century

Vocation

Religious Life

Family & Relationships
Siblings

1 twin sister

Family Members

Scholastica

Details & Interests
Books Written

The Rule of Saint Benedict

Favorite Quote

The first degree of humility is prompt obedience.
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And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.

Canonization Status
Date Canonized

1220 AD

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