Today, July 11, both the Anglican and the Catholic Churches honor the feast day of Saint Benedict of Nursia, a Christian saint and an abbot of Monte Cassino. He was canonized in 1220 by Pope Honorius III. He was a brother to Saint Scholastica. He died on March 21, 543. He is considered as the patron saint of Europe and students, as well as of monks, farmers, civil engineers, Italian architects, dying people, just to name a few.
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