It was there too that he wrote the Rule for the monastery of Monte Cassino though he envisioned that it could be used elsewhere.
, making water flow from rocks, sending a disciple to walk on the water, making oil continue to flow from a flask.
Patience and forbearance are some of the most crucial ingredients of any relationship.
Benedict, was then discovered by a group of monks who prevailed upon him to become their spiritual leader.
His regime soon became too much for the lukewarm monks so they plotted to poison him.
The Rule is the sole known example of Benedict's writing, but it manifests his genius to crystallize the best of the monastic tradition and to pass it on to the European West. In , an encyclical written in 1947 by Pope Pius XII to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of Saint Benedict, recounts the Patriarch's virtues and summarizes the noble history of his faith-filled followers.
as the model of a saint who flees temptation to pursue a life of attention to God. Translated by Hilary Costello and Eoin de Bhaldraithe. The Holy Father concludes with a plea for the restoration of Monte Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing during the Italian Campaign three years previously.
This is evident in the Rule which he wrote for monasteries and which was and is still used in many monasteries and convents around the world (see Rule of Benedict). Benedict lived from 480 to 547, though we cannot be sure that these dates are historically accurate. Gregory the Great, pope from 590 to 604, does not record the dates of his birth and death, though he refers to a Rule written by Benedict.