Definitions

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  • n. Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)

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Examples

  • Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, was not a Benedictine priest, yet he chose the name of St. Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine order.

    The Shroud Codex

  • He worked so assiduously and energetically for the new congregation here at Washington, which was then known as St. Benedict's, that a site for their building was purchased on the corner of 13th and C St.eets, Southeast, about the middle of April, 1893.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922

  • The end of this one is that after God had called St. Benedict to Heaven, his great work went on.

    Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light

  • He worked so assiduously and energetically for the new congregation here at Washington, which was then known as St. Benedict's, that a site for their building was purchased on the corner of 13th and C Streets, Southeast, about the middle of April, 1893.

    The First Negro Churches in the District of Columbia

  • Monks had from time to time been sent from different abbeys to study there, but in 1283 a number of the chief monasteries combined in founding a joint college for their members, called St. Benedict's, or Gloucester, Hall, which is now Worcester

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The scenery becomes more romantic and savage at every step as we ascend the winding path after leaving St. Scholastica, till a small gate admits us to the famous immemorial Ilex Grove of St. Benedict, which is said to date from the fifth century, and which has never been profaned by ax or hatchet.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 8 Italy and Greece, Part Two

  • A gun-brig had already taken her station within a hundred and fifty yards of a village called St. Benedict's, on the left bank of the river, where it was determined that the disembarkation should be effected.

    The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815

  • St. Benedict which is called the House of Kleerwater, near Hattem; for out of charity to the Brothers of that House the venerable Prior lent

    The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes

  • Steve James coming to Los Osos 'St. Benedict's Church this Saturday, Feb. 28

    New Times News

  • Until the 1940s, Catholics in Italian Harlem annually staged a procession of the feast of St. Benedict the Moor: the son of black slaves brought from Ethiopia to Sicily whose life in the sixteenth century was so pure that he was known in the church—and in twentieth-century Italian Harlem—as “the Holy Negro.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

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