ST. BENEDICT COLD-CAST BRONZE STATUE
St. Benedict was born to upper-class parents in the year 480 and as he grew, he was sent to study in Rome where he soon became disgusted with the loose morals that prevailed among the students causing him to withdraw from the city to live as a monk and then a hermit. After three years in solitude and prayer he began to organize several monastic communities. It was most likely at Monte Cassino that he developed what is now known as the "Rule of St. Benedict", a way of life that emphasizes prayer, work, simplicity, and hospitality and is addressed to all who seek to do battle for Christ the Lord, the true King". Measures 8"H.