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Benedictine monk warmup by ~TheFool432 on deviantART

Benedictine monk warmup by ~TheFool432 on deviantART

With influence lasting far beyond his lifetime, St. Benedict's ideas were again revived in Gorze, Germany and then in 10th century England, lead by Wessex kings inspired by Cluny. In the 11th century, a Benedictine monk could expect to be silenced, sleep in dorms, bathe thrice per year, be awoken at night to sing praise, and to work not through physical labor but through liturgical study and copying. Monasteries were established places of work in the towns, tied to the lords who supported…

With influence lasting far beyond his lifetime, St. Benedict's ideas were again revived in Gorze, Germany and then in 10th century England, lead by Wessex kings inspired by Cluny. In the 11th century, a Benedictine monk could expect to be silenced, sleep in dorms, bathe thrice per year, be awoken at night to sing praise, and to work not through physical labor but through liturgical study and copying. Monasteries were established places of work in the towns, tied to the lords who supported…

The Rule of Saint Benedict (Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia (c.480–547) for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. The spirit of St. Benedict's Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax ("peace") and the traditional ora et labora ("pray and work").

The Rule of Saint Benedict (Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia (c.480–547) for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. The spirit of St. Benedict's Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax ("peace") and the traditional ora et labora ("pray and work").

St. Placid, Benedictine Monk by davyop, via Flickr

St. Placid, Benedictine Monk by davyop, via Flickr

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redwall constance | Abbot Glisam and Dwink by ~DekabristMouse on deviantART

redwall constance | Abbot Glisam and Dwink by ~DekabristMouse on deviantART

Catania, Via Crociferi, Chiesa di San Benedetto, Fresko mit Szene aus dem Leben des hl. Benedikt von Nursia (fresco depicting an event in St. Benedict of Nursia's life) by HEN-Magonza, via Flickr

Catania, Via Crociferi, Chiesa di San Benedetto, Fresko mit Szene aus dem Leben des hl. Benedikt von Nursia (fresco depicting an event in St. Benedict of Nursia's life) by HEN-Magonza, via Flickr

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