Benedict of Nursia

Founder of Christian monasticism, founder of the Benedictine order

Bedenict of Nursia was the founder of the Benedictine order. He was born around 480, in Nursia (in Perugia, south of Italy), and died on the 24th of March 547, in Montecassino, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) south of Rome. Around 521, he founded the monastery at Montecassino which became the first Benedictine abbey.

Benedict of Nursia