Benedict of Nursia, Saint
Benedict of Nursia, Saint
Long article on the founder of Western monasticism, and on his Rule

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  • 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

  • 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, 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 — biographical name Saint circa 480 circa 547 Italian founder of Benedictine order …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • Odo of Cluny, Saint — ▪ French abbot Introduction French  Saint Odon, or Eudes, de Cluny   born 878 or 879, probably in Aquitaine [France] died Nov. 18, 942, Tours, Touraine [France]; feast day November 18       second abbot of Cluny (927–942) and an important… …   Universalium

  • Gilbert of Sempringham, Saint — ▪ Roman Catholic priest Gilbert also spelled  Guilbert   born c. 1083, , Sempringham, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Feb. 4, 1189, Sempringham; canonized 1202; feast day February 4, feast day in Northampton and Nottingham February 16       English… …   Universalium

  • Saint Maurus (disambiguation) — Saint Maurus may refer to:*Saint Maurus, the first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia *Saint Maurus of Parentium, the first bishop of Parentium and the patron saint of Poreč *Maurus of Glanfeuil …   Wikipedia

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