St Benedict

St. Benedict of Nursia was the founder of several Christian monastic communities. One of his lasting accomplishments was writing the Rule of St Benedict, which became one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom.At one point, Benedict was the abbot of a monastery, but the monks didn't like him and tried to poison his bread, but a raven came and took the loaf away. They also tried to poison his drink, but the cup broke before he could drink it. Benedict is depicted in the stained-glass window with the raven and bread. He is alos shown with a serpent coming out of a cup, representing poison. This window is in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Milwaukee, WI.

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