St. Benedict (c. 480-547), known as “the father of Western monasticism” was named by Pope Paul VI as co-patron of Europe. This celebrated abbot was famous for miracles attributed to his prayer. But perhaps his greatest legacy is the rule he wrote for monasteries, which has inspired countless religious vocations and the founding of new religious orders up to our own day.
Read St. Benedict’s story here. On this, his feast day, may our work be guided by his wise words.