Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547 AD) is a Christian saint and the patron saint of Europe. His “Rule of Saint Benedict,” containing precepts for his monks, became one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom. For this reason, Benedict is often called the founder of Western monasticism.
St. Benedict of Norcia, with his life and his work, had a fundamental influence on the development of European civilization and culture. The most important source on Benedict’s life is the second book of St. Gregory the Great’s “Dialogues,” in which he gives us a model for human life in the climb towards the summit [...]