Our Saint Benedict of Nursia Statuette depicts St. Benedict, the founder of western monasticism, who was born (c. 480) in Nursia and died at Monte Cassino (543). In April 2008, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said that “with his life and work, St Benedict exercised a fundamental influence on the development of European civilization and culture” and greatly helped Europe to emerge from the “dark night of history” after the collapse of the Roman Empire. This statuette of St. Benedict is a marvelous reminder of the value of prayer and meditation for young and old alike. This bronze plaque is a very fitting gift for confirmations, birthdays, first communions, and the feast day of St. Benedict on July 11th.
Solid Bronze from Germany
This solid bronze statuette was cast in the bronze foundry of the Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach, Germany. This bronze statuette is perfect for a shelf or desktop at home or in the office. This is also truly distinctive gift for that special ”Benedict” in your life!
Saint Benedict – Founder of Western Monasticism
This statuette depicts St. Benedict referring to his famous Rule of Benedict. The spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict can be summed up in two Benedictine mottos: pax (“peace”) and the traditional ora et labora (“pray and work”). According to legendlso depicted in this plaque is a raven snatching away a poisoned loaf of bread. This was, According to legend disgruntled monks tried to poison Benedict. In their first attempt they poisoned Benedict’s cup of wine. When Benedict prayed a blessing over the cup, it shattered. During their second attempt a raven snatched away the poisoned loaf of bread. This is indeed a wonderful gift for St. Benedict’s feast day on July 11th, as well as for a first communion, confirmation, and a birthday.