Thursday, October 17, 2019

Saint of the Day – 11 July – Saint Benedict of Nursia, Abbot

The Feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, Abbot – Memorial

Saint Benedict of Nursia, Abbot is the Patron Saint of

-Against poison
-Against witchcraft
-Agricultural workers
-Cavers
-Civil engineers
-Coppersmiths
-Dying people
-Erysipelas
-Europe
-Farmers
-Fever
-Gall stones
-Heerdt (Germany)
-Heraldry and Officers of arms
-the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
-Inflammatory diseases
-Italian architects
-Kidney disease
-Monks
-Nettle rash
-Norcia, (Italy)
-People in religious orders
-Schoolchildren and students
-Servants who have broken their master’s belongings
-Speleologists
-Spelunkers
-Temptations

Saint Benedict of Nursia, Abbot Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Benedict of Nursia, Abbot brief life History

Date of Birth 2 March 480
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Monk Abbot
Place of Work Monte Cassino, Italy
Date of Death 21 March 543
Place of Death Monte Cassino, Kingdom of the Ostrogoths, Italy
Feast Day 11 July
Beatification By Not Available
Canonization By Pope Honorius III in 1220, Rome, Papal States
Patron Saint of -Against poison
-Against witchcraft
-Agricultural workers
-Cavers
-Civil engineers
-Coppersmiths
-Dying people
-Erysipelas
-Europe
-Farmers
-Fever
-Gall stones
-Heerdt (Germany)
-Heraldry and Officers of arms
-the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
-Inflammatory diseases
-Italian architects
-Kidney disease
-Monks
-Nettle rash
-Norcia, (Italy)
-People in religious orders
-Schoolchildren and students
-Servants who have broken their master’s belongings
-Speleologists
-Spelunkers
-Temptations

Saint Benedict of Nursia, Abbot Short life History

St. Benedict was born at Nursia in Umbria in about 480 and was sent to Rome to be educated, but soon left the world to live a solitary life at Subiaco.

Saint Benedict was repelled by the vices of the city of Rome and in about 500 fled to Enfide, thirty miles away. He decided to live the life of a hermit and settled at mountainous Subiaco, where he lived in a cave for three years, fed by a monk named Romanus.

After living in a cave in the mountains for two years, he had acquired such a reputation that disciples came in numbers to join him and important Roman families entrusted him with the education of their children.

The rigor of his rule, however, drew on him the hatred of some of the monks, and one of them mixed poison with the abbot’s drink; but when the Saint made the sign of the cross on the poisoned bowl, it broke and fell in pieces to the ground.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

“Behold not, O Lord, my sins, but the faith of this man, who desireth the life of his son, and restore to the body that soul which Thou hast taken away.”

Saint Benedict of Nursia
Saint Benedict of Nursia