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

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20) "What we most need at this moment of history," Ratzinger urges, "are men who make God visible in this world through their enlightened and lived faith," people "touched by God" who, "like Benedict of Nursia," emerge purified to found a "city on a hill" that shapes "a new world.
One of the most popular, numerous, widespread, and influential of these monastic orders were the Benedictines, a religious movement based on 6th Century rules originally laid down by Benedict of Nursia (c.
Benedict of Nursia, the founder of Western monasticism, Chittister writes, "made the keystone of his rule of life a chapter on humility that he wrote for Roman men in a patriarchal culture that valued machismo, power and independence at least as much as our age does.
Benedict of Nursia was a man with a feminist soul in the midst of the most macho of cultures.
Benedict of Nursia, a fifth-century saint who founded a monastic community and wrote the Rule of St.
Saints: Benedict of Nursia, Scholastica (Benedict's twin sister), Hildegard of Bingen.
Benedict of Nursia, who said the entire community should be called together to discuss anything of importance, because the youngest often display the greater wisdom.
The name also hearkens back to Benedict of Nursia (480-543), one of Europe's patrons, whose famous Rule begins with the word "listen.
NEARLY 25 CENTURIES AGO Benedict of Nursia wrote a rule for Christians, who wanted to live, work and pray together in community.
Benedict of Nursia (about 480-550) was the author of the famous Rule that bears his name.
John, a real mystic, knew down deep, as all real mystics do--Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Dorothy Day, Benedict of Nursia, Francis of Assisi, Ignatius Loyola, Daniel Berrigan, and Mother Teresa--that the purpose of contemplation is not to avoid the obscene in life; it is to be driven to challenge the callused core of it with the very heart of God.
Benedict of Nursia, who died around 550, who gave monasticism its distinctive shape.
But it was Benedict of Nursia, who founded the Abbey of Monte Cassino in 529, and then wrote his famous rule, who fathered the monasticism that has flourished into our own time.
Benedict of Nursia (July 11), generally regarded as the founder of Western monasticism and author of the famous Rule of St.