Saint Benedict founded twelve different monasteries around the area of Subiaco, one of the most well known being Monte Cassino Abbey in 529. It was built on near a temple of Apollo on a hill. It was here that Saint Benedict remained for the rest of his life. He also wrote his Benedictine rule here, as shown in another pin on this board. Monte Cassino abbey became a model for future abbeys.
The monks that joined Saint Benedict tried to poison him several times: first by poisoning his drink, then his bread. After Saint Benedict blessed the poisoned drink, it is said that the cup shattered. This image illustrates this moment and the tension that occurred. These two events forced Saint Benedict to leave and return to his cave in Subiaco.
Saint Benedict died at Monte Cassino of a high fever on March 543 or He was buried right next to his sister, Saint Scholastica. He is commemorated on March July and March depending on the church. Mostly, he is celebrated on July 11 throughout the world.
Saint Benedict was born the year 480 to a Roman noble in Nursia, modern day Nurcia, Umbria. He studied here for about 20 years, until he left during the year He wanted to live somewhere outside of the bustling life of the city.
This painting details both Saint Benedict and Saint Maurus, who was Saint Benedict's first disciple. Saint Maurus lived from Here, Saint Benedict is ordering Saint Maurus to rescue Saint Placidus. This was painted by Fra Filippo Lippi in
"Rule of Saint Benedict", a painting of Saint Benedict of Nursia writing the Benedictine rule by Herman Nieg, St. Benedict wrote this during the last part of his life, probably around 529 A. when he founded a monastery in Monte Cassino.