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St. Benedict (480-547) was the founder of Western monasticism, and wrote a set of spiritual and administrative guidelines for monks to follow now known as "The rule of St. Benedict". He became a hermit for a period of time, and later became abbot of a monastery. Many opposed his Benedictine principles, and he was given different forms of poison, over which he prayed and was then spared. Benedict founded the monastery of Monte Cassino and heavily influenced the development on Western Civilization in Europe. He is buried with his twin sister, Saint Scholastica.
Feast Day: July 11
Benedict is the patron of Europe, monks, the poisoned, students, farmers, against kidney disease, the dying.