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

  • 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

  • Benedict XVI — ▪ pope Introduction original name  Joseph Alois Ratzinger  born April 16, 1927, Marktl am Inn, Ger.       the bishop of Rome and the head of the Roman Catholic Church from 2005. Prior to his election as pope, Benedict led a distinguished career… …   Universalium

  • Benedict — /ben i dikt/, n. 1. Ruth (Fulton), 1887 1948, U.S. writer and anthropologist. 2. Saint, A.D. 480? 543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order. 3. Stanley Rossiter /ros i teuhr/, 1884 1936, U.S. biochemist. 4. a male given name: from a Latin… …   Universalium

  • benedict — /ben i dikt/, n. a newly married man, esp. one who has been long a bachelor. [1820 25; erroneous assimilation of BENEDICK to a more familiar name] * * * (as used in expressions) Arnold Benedict Benedict of Nursia Saint Benedict XII Benedict XIII… …   Universalium

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