Saints related to Patron-of-benedictines

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  • St. Benedict
    Born around 480, St. Benedict is not only the father of the Benedictine order, he is also considered to be the founder of western monasticism. He wrote the "Rule of St. Benedict" which became the norm for monasticism and he founded a dozen monasteries himself, including the famous Monte Cassino, where he lived.
  • St. Scholastica
    St. Scholastica, twin sister of St. Benedict, was born in 480. She founded a religious haven for women about five miles from Benedict's monastery, at Plombariola in the foothills of Monte Cassino. in 543, three days after her annual meeting with Benedict, she died.