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Church in History:Tradition and Change : Establishment of the Benedictine Monastery

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St. Benedict, in full Saint Benedict of Nursia, Nursia also spelled Norcia, (born c. 480 CE, Nursia [Italy]—died c. 547, Monte Cassino; feast day July 11, formerly March 21), founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino and father of Western monasticism.

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Useful Links

Life of Saint Benedict. A short biography of Benedict including his establishment of the monastery.

St Benedict. A biography of Benedict, and this site contains the Rule of St Benedict also.


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