July 11: ST. BENEDICT, Patron of Europe. Summary vid +full text.


July 11 ST. BENEDICT, ABBOT Short bio and Divine office 2nd reading Born at Norcia, Italy, St. Benedict (480-547) chose to live a solitary life at Subiaco and eventually organized a form of monastic life in twelve monasteries. The monks who joined Saint Benedict devoted themselves to work and prayer. In the great abbey of…