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    Benedict of Nursia: The Monastic Movement Benedict of Nursia was an important monastic leader, who helped cultivate and develop the monastic movement with a sense of education and piety. St. Benedict was born in c.480 and died at Monte Cassino in the year 543. As he was growing up he wanted to live for his sole purpose in life to serve and attain to the desire of his holy purpose while serving God. Benedict fled to Rome to pursue his goal of serving God and understand the real meaning and life of his companions. When he decided to leave Rome, he left to find other people who shared sympathy with his feelings and had similar perspectives on life while choosing to be poor and live by his own work. Through different stages of his life he became a hermit and lived a life of isolation with minimal communication with the outside world he became a man of God as he was no longer a young boy and…

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    Benedict of Nursia was an important monastic leader, who helped cultivate and develop the monastic movement with a sense of education and piety. St. Benedict was born in c.480 and died at Monte Cassino in the year 543. As he was growing up, he wanted to live for his sole purpose in life; to serve and attain to the desire of his holy purpose while serving God. Benedict fled to Rome to pursue his goal of serving God and understand the real meaning and life of his companions. When he decided to…

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    In this essay I will be explaining the life of St Benedict, his background, culture and upbringing of him. The challenges he faced in society at the time. What St Benedict did and the impact it brought to society and the Christian Community and how they are a model for Christians living in the 21st Century. St Benedict is also known as Benedict of Nursia (Norcia) is a Christian saint, honoured by the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. St…

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    was in the fifth century when a young man was sent to Rome. St Benedict was born in around the year 480 in Nursia, Italy and is the twin of St Scholastica. Benedict abandoned his literary studies and left home at around 500, making him around 20 years old at the time. He took his nurse with him and left all of his wealth and inheritance behind and fled out of Rome. St Benedict left home not looking to be a hermit, but to find a place away from the city because he disapproved of his fellow…

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    “The Rule of Benedict” was written in Latin by St. Benedict of Nurisa in about 540. In his youth, St. Benedict was sent to Rome to study and became disillusioned with the sinful lifestyle of the city and withdrew into solitude to dedicate his life to God. (Intro, Carolinne White). While pursing holiness Benedict started to amass a following who wanted to live like him, soon after he founded a monastery in Monte Cassino, Rome in turn creating the Order of Saint Benedict. Benedict writes his Rule…

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    individuals who believe in the value of an education at Saint Benedict School and wish to see the school reach its maximum potential. “If you want the best for your kids – this is it.” Members agreed that the school’s strengths include: • Strong student participation in the community “The kids are happy, educated, and well rounded. They participate in the faith community and in the larger community.” • A caring, community atmosphere “They go extra step to make sure kids are doing well…

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    Overarching Theme in the Rule of St. Benedict In The Rule of St. Benedict, a large section of the work is devoted to analyzing humility, which seems to run as an overarching theme throughout the work itself. While a focus on all twelve stages of the humility is too large in scope for this assignment, I will be focusing on the fear of the Lord and humility manifest in all facets of life. Prior to analyzing humility, it is important to first define what it is and why it is important. Saint…

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    Benedict Arnold A man, who was once known as one of the greatest generals involved in the revolutionary war, quickly gained the reputation of a traitor to America. General Benedict Arnold suddenly betrayed America and joined the British enemy. Much controversy is raised when discussing the reason Arnold chose to switch sides, but historical documents clear unanswered questions and have the potential to justify his reasons. From a different perspective, his actions signify personal gain, but…

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    Benedict was able to group the whole personalities of a culture into two; Apollonian and Dionysian. Apollonian maintain stability in behavior and have control which usually is consider as normal. Apollo refers to God of sun, light which represent maturity, power and control. Unlike, Dionysus is God of wine, agriculture and nature. So personality that falls under Dionysian is ruminate loss control and engaging in unexpected activities and more (lecture, 02/16/16). It is the normal vs abnormal.…

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    She recognized that individual behavior “…exemplifies the motivations of that culture.” (1934 (1985) 147). She investigated how personalities adapt or fail to adapt to cultural norms; and through her fieldwork, Benedict was able to observe “The dilemma of the individual whose congenial drives are not provided for in the institutions of his culture.” (1934 (1985) 152) Benedict evaluated the role of eccentricity within a society, and she observed that every society possessed a unique set of values…

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