St. Benedict Jewelry, Crosses, Crucifixes, Rosaries, Bracelets, Necklaces, Pendants
Benedict is one of the saints that Orthodox Christians learn about and are named after. He came from Nursia, which is in Italy. His name day is celebrated on March 14th of each year. Here’s more information about this saint:
About Saint Benedict
Saint Benedict, also known as Benedict of Nursia and known as the “Father of Wester Monasticism”, is one of the saints of the Orthodox Christian Church. He was born in Nursia, Italy in 470 AD. Not much is known about his childhood but we do know that he was sent to Rome in order to go to school. He was ultimately unhappy with this path and instead he chose to reject the world and all materialism that came with it.
He fled Rome to become a monk. He lived here for a while but then fled once again to live in a cave near Subiaco. The cave itself was near a villa that the Emperor Nero built. He lived in this cave for three years. It was a solitary existence and he spent the whole time in prayer. However, God didn’t want him to remain in this solitary life. Once nearby monks heard about him and eventually asked him to become their abbot.
Although he did agree to being their abbot, he wasn’t well received there. He favored an ascetic life and the men in the monastery didn’t agree with it. They actually tried to poison him while he was there. He managed to avoid being poisoned because when he did the cross over the cup, it shattered, thus sparing him. After this, he returned to his cave. It is also believed that Benedict had a sister who lived in another monastery.