Mood: accomplished. Around 529, I left for Monte Cassino to establish a monastery. On the hilltop I destroyed the pagan temple dedicated to Apollo and built the monastery. It was at Monte Cassino that I completed my Rules that have since been the source of guidance for Benedictine monasteries
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.