Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of western monasticism and the creator of St. Benedict’s Rule, a guide to monastic life in which the monks of Conception Abbey follow.
During his life, St. Benedict was known to have performed numerous miracles, including breaking a glass full of poison with the Sign of the Cross, saving a man from drowning by briefly becoming another person, reading the minds of his monks, bringing a child back to life, exorcising a demon and more.
Although St. Benedict lived for several years in solitude, many people found his miracles alluring and began to follow his teachings. He went on to establish 12 monasteries, each with 12 monks, and himself in general control of all. One of St. Benedict’s greatest achievements was his Rule, a guide for the government and the spiritual and material well-being of a monastery. His Rule is said to be one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom.
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