Saint Benedict lived in the beginning of the 6th century, but his teachings are still relevant to this very day.
Saint Benedict’s life was marked by education, prayer, penitence and miracles, even during his own lifetime. The Benedictine Rule, the rule Benedict wrote for his monks, is still referred to today. The most famous phrase from this rule is “Ora et Labora” (Prayer and Work), which together with the principle of hospitality (meaning that all are welcomed), they were the basis of the monastic lifestyle in Monte Cassino.
Saint Benedict is one of the patron saints of Europe, and in Malta, one of our educational colleges is named after him: St Benedict College.
Saint Benedict lived a life of prayer and he also taught and helped those in need. He preached Jesus’s message to the poor and to a lot of countries in Europe. Saint Benedict’s examples have inspired a lot of people, even to this very day.