Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Today we honor Benedict who was born of a wealthy family north of Rome in the year 485AD. Although he had been given in marriage to he became he wanted to avoid the immorality of young men of his age. that led him to become a hermit in a cave called Subiaco east of Rome.
In Subiaco, Benedict began remaking his life by the pattern of St. Anthony as it was written by the bishop of Alexandria.
After Benedict had spent several years in the cave of Subiaco, he inherited land on Monte Carlo. The monastery he built there became the mother house of all the benedictine monks and nuns throughout the world.