Benedict of Nursia
biographical name Saint circa 480-circa 547 Italian founder of Benedictine order

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  • Benedict of Nursia — Saint Benedict redirects here. This article is about the founder of Western monasticism; for other saints named Benedict, see Benedict. Infobox Saint name=Saint Benedict birth date=c. 480 death date=c. 547 feast day=Western Christianity: 11 July… …   Wikipedia

  • BENEDICT OF NURSIA — (480 547)    the founder of Western MONASTICISM and author of The Rule of St. Benedict. He was sent to Rome to study but revolted by the degenerate life of the capital, fled to a cave near Subiaco where he became a HERMIT. Later he established… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Benedict of Nursia, Saint — • Long article on the founder of Western monasticism, and on his Rule Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benedict of Nursia, St. — (c. 480 c. 547)    Founder of Western monasticism, whose Rule (code of behavior, spiritual life, and monastic organization) was the most influential rule in the early Middle Ages. Little is known of his life, except what is found in the pages of… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Benedict of Nursia,Saint — Benedict of Nur·si·a (nûrʹshē ə, shə), Saint. A.D. 480? 547?. Italian monk who as founder of the Benedictine order (c. 529) is considered the patriarch of Western monasticism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Benedict of Nursia, Saint — born с 480, Nursia, Kingdom of the Lombards died с 547 Founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy, and father of Western monasticism. Born into a prominent family at Nursia in central Italy, he rejected the immoral and… …   Universalium

  • St. Benedict of Nursia —     St. Benedict of Nursia     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Benedict of Nursia     Founder of western monasticism, born at Nursia, c. 480; died at Monte Cassino, 543. The only authentic life of Benedict of Nursia is that contained in the second… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benedict of Aniane — (c. 750 821)    A Visigothic monk and reformer, Benedict of Aniane was a close advisor of the Carolingian emperor Louis the Pious. He helped establish the Rule of Benedict of Nursia as the official rule of monastic life in the Carolingian Empire… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Benedict — most commonly refers to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict and thereby of Western monasticism. It may also may refer to:Peopleaints*Benedict of Aniane *Benedict Biscop *Benedict the Bridge Builder, also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Benedict — Benedict1 [ben′ə dikt΄] n. [LL(Ec) Benedictus, lit., blessed: see BENEDICTION] a masculine name: var. Bennet, Bennett Benedict2 [ben′ə dikt΄] 1. Saint (A.D. 480? 543?); It. monk: founder of the Benedictine order: his day is July 11: also called… …   English World dictionary

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