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Saint Benedict Saint Benedict

He was born in Rome in 480, of noble family he was the twin brother of St. Scholastica. He studied in Rome but left School because he didn't agree with his fellow students conduct.

He became a hermit in the mountains near Subiaco, living there for three years; it is said that he was fed by a raven. His virtues impressed religious men who requested him to lead them.

Together with his monks, they built the monastery at Monte Cassino, where he wrote the Rule of his order. His discipline was very strict, some discontented monks tried to poison him, but he blessed the cup and survived the attack. Eventually he established 12 monasteries.

He had the ability to read souls, he prophesied and was a very strong enemy of the devil.

His order was based on hard work and discipline, teaching and practicing charity. His monks were great teachers of Europe, called the Benedictines.

St. Benedict's main rule was: "Pray and work."

The medal of Saint Benedict blessed by a priest is known to deter the powers of evil as in storms, poisons, pestilence, legions of demons, etc.

When you use this medal you call upon his intercession. It has been a Catholic custom to place St. Benedict's medal or the miraculous medal or Our Lady around the house to encircle it with heavenly protection.



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Saint Benedict