St. Benedict

The story of the beginning

At a time when fear and completely distrust of mutual people ruled between people, Benedict believed that there was a good existence in every man.

Saint Benedict

A thousand and five hundred years after his life, his marks and his presence in the modern world still feel. At a time when the Roman Empire was before his collapse, he was born to Nursia in the year 480. Benedict, a man who, through his goodness and brotherly love, created a new era that has been going to this day.

As a young man from a benevolent family, he goes to Rome for studies. Rome Benedict's student days was no longer the center of the Empire, which was marked by decay in every smsilo. He was followed by a disappointment with the state of Rome, the collapse of morality and the depression that ruled at all levels of society. Not wanting the glory of the world, Benedict leaves studies and goes to live an ascetic life in Affile, a small town that is 50 km away from Rome. Shortly afterwards, he retreated to solitude into a hilly near Subaic, and thus interrupting any connection with the real world, he made his own crucial step further. He begins his eremitic life in a hidden cave under the guidance of the monk novel. Hidden in complete solitude, he has been experiencing his monk-Pustinje life in penance and asceticism for three years. Very quickly, because of its holiness, it becomes famed and the first followers are gathering around it.

With his example, he attracted many who wanted to start a new life in the spirit under his guidance. In order to realize his monastic journey of the year 529. With his fellowship, he climbs on the Monte Cassino hill and based his monastic community for which he wrote the rule.

The father of Western monasticism

As the fruit of Benedict's long spiritual life and the knowledge of the rich monastic tradition of East and West, it gradually matured his rule, which he wrote for all those who shared with him the same religious and life worldviews.

The rule has become the basic text of Western monasticism, which is not a series of ascetic bans, but on the contrary, Benedict himself did not agree with the extreme asceticism of some monastic ranks. Although it is nowhere to be pronounced, the whole rule can be summed up in prayer and work. The rule also understood the whole monastic tradition, so praying and for the sake of becoming a trademark and the Gesle of the Benedictine Order. Much attention is paid to prayer, but equally so much work.

St. Benedict also had a twin sister scholastic who had been humbly and modestly dedicated to God since childhood. According to its sister, the female branch of Benedictine charisma has been branched. She lived in a female monastery in a seal, which was located not far from the Benedictine monastery in Monte Cassin. Benedict visited once a year.

That the life message of St. Benedict can only express with one word, that would be balance. Although he died in 547, centuries later, the integrity of his thoughts and his universal understanding of man has pervaded the world and enriched the lives of many communities and individuals. Spirit of sister fraternity and sacred love between St. Benedict and scholasticism still live among their followers who live his rule he wrote. Through their actions on Earth, they have created a Christian history that all Christians live today. He was not just a prophet of his time, but also many later. He stood firmly on the ground with his feet, and the hearts and looked down at the sky. A man of broad sights, deep and insightful insights, a connoisseur of human nature, mysticism and realist. At the source of his inspiration, there is a word, silence, prayer.