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Benedict, St

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnɪdɪkt
 
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Definition of Benedict, St in English:

( Circa 480-circa 550), Italian hermit. He established a monastery at Monte Cassino and his Regula Monachorum (known as the Rule of St Benedict) formed the basis of Western monasticism. Feast day, 11 July (formerly 21 March).

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