- n. Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
“Apparently the Rule of St. Benedict and certainly the”
“It formerly denoted the whole body of religious living in a monastery: in this sense we find it in Cassian (Collations, 2nd preface) and in the Rule of St. Benedict (chap. xvii).”
“In his opinion the old monastic discipline, if strictly observed, was more in accordance with the spirit of St. Benedict than the reform of Fruttuaria.”
“Montecassino, mother-house of the order established in 519 by St. Benedict of Nursia and the most ancient monastery in western Europe;”
“Richenua was affiliated with more than a hundred other monasteries and chapters in Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy; this was chiefly due to the reform of the monastery by St. Benedict of Aniane”
“During their last annual meeting, near Monte Cassino, Scholastica begged St. Benedict to spend the night “so we can go on talking till morning about the joys of heaven.””
“St. Benedict in his Rule (written about 530) prescribes the use of responsories after the Lessons of Matins, but he gives no intimation as to their form, implying rather that they were in general use and therefore well-known.”
“The Rule of St. Benedict calls this psalm the Invitatorium, while the Rule of the”
“Archives of Montecassino, a whole sentence, four times repeated, is practically Italian: Sao ko kelle terre, per kelle fini que ki contene, trenta anni le possette parte sancti Benedicti (I know that those lands, within these boundaries that are here contained, the party of St. Benedict has possessed them thirty years).”
“Rule of St. Benedict to the eremitical life, the founders chose a rule already received in the Church, adding such prescriptions as were required by the special object of their institutes.”
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