St. Benedict was born in 480 A.D. in Nursia, Italy, not far from Rome. From an early age he left the allurements of the world to seek God in one of the twelve monasteries he founded south of Rome. In 529 A.D., at Monte Cassino, the monastery in which he chose to live, St. Benedict composed a Rule of Life for monks. St. Scholastica, his twin sister, was the first woman to follow this Rule as a nun.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
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