Saint Benedict

Frances Alice Forbes (1869 - 1936)

Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. One of his most well known achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. He is often called the founder of western monasticism. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Christianity - Biographies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Of Rome in the Fifth Century, and How the Barbarians Came to Italy DomBombadil
Play 02 Of Benedict the Youth, and How He Went Forth From His Father's House flutterby93
Play 03 Of the Sojourn of St. Benedict in the Desert, and How Certain Monks Begged Him to be Their Abbot Evan Zeiger
Play 04 Of Maurus and Placid, and How Benedict Founded Twelve Monasteries at Subiaco Phil Chenevert
Play 05 Of Monte Cassino, and How St. Benedict Cleansed it of Idolatry Fred Abboud
Play 06 Of the Building of the Abbey, and of the Disciples of St. Benedict Fred Abboud
Play 07 Of the Rule of St. Benedict, and How the Man of God Set All in Order Hugh Gillis
Play 08 Of the Gift of Vision, and How the Saint Read the Hearts of Men Ed Harrigan
Play 09 Of the Going Forth of the Sons of St. Benedict, and of the Spreading of the Order Ed Harrigan
Play 10 Of the Prayer of St. Benedict, and of the Holy Virgin Scholastica Fred Abboud
Play 11 Of the Death of St. Benedict, and What His Order Did for the World Ed Harrigan