St. Benedict of Nursia(Jul.11)

Jul 11, 2012 by

July 11

Saint Benedict

of Nursia

Patron Saint of

Europe, Students, Civil Engineers,

Farmers, the Dying




Feast Dates:

July 11 [Latin Rite];

March 21 [Benedictine Monks and Nuns];

March 14 [Byzantine Rite]


of Benedictines, dying people, cavers, monks, people in religious orders,

of school children, students, servants who have broken their master’s belongings,

of speliologists, spelunkers

of agricultural workers

of civil engineers, coppersmiths, farm workers, farmers, Italian architects


of Europe; Heerdt, Germany; Norcia, Italy; Subiaco, Italy


against erysipelas, against fever, against gall stones, against inflammatory diseases, against kidney disease, against nettle rash, against poison, against temptations, against witchcraft


Extract from Saint Benedict of Nursia:Born to the Roman nobility. Twin brother of Saint Scholastica. Studied in Rome, Italy, but was dismayed by the lack of discipline and the lackadaisical attitude of his fellow students. Fled to the mountains near Subiaco, living as a hermit in a cave for three years; reported to have been fed by a raven. His virtues caused an abbey to request him to lead them. . . . His discipline was such that an attempt was made on his life; some monks tried by poison him, but he blessed the cup and rendered it harmless. He returned to his cave, but continued to attract followers, and eventually established twelve monasteries. Had the ability to read consciences, the gift of prophesy, and could forestall attacks of the devil.”  See pictures of Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of St. Benedict and Prayers to St. Benedict.


The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Benedict of Nursia on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Collapsed Minaret in Morocco (February 19, 2010)  (Africa) World Mission Rosary Intentions – March 1-14,2010.



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