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St. Benedict is believed to have been born around 480, as the son to a Roman noble of Norcia and the twin to his sister, Scholastica. Benedict and his sister was born in a noble family. He went to Rome for further studies, but found the life in the city to be very corrupt. This led him to abandon his studies and lead a spiritual life. Watch the amazing story of this Saint today.
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Benedict of Nursia, Saint (480?-547?), was the father of Christian monasticism in the West. He is best known as the author of a rule (set of guidelines for monastic living). His rule emphasized a humane, moderate program of prayer, sacred readings, and manual labor. The simplicity and flexibility of the rule helped it become the most popular rule followed by monks from the 800's on.