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Saint Benedict icon of Nursia, Handmade Greek Catholic icon of St Benedict, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious decor

Saint Benedict icon of Nursia, Handmade Greek Catholic icon of St Benedict, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious decor

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A unique high - quality lithography icon with Saint Benedict of Nursia with double varnish to ensure waterproof properties and long lasting in time. An exquisite Byzantine artwork with handcrafted details. It is hand finished on natural pine wood.

The creator of this icon has learned the canonization of iconography in workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught both the technique of hagiography and the process of handmade ageing.

Widely venerated as the "Father of Western Monasticism," St. Benedict of Nursia wrote a monastic rule that has been followed continuously by monks in the West since his repose in the sixth century. His Life was first recorded by St. Gregory the Dialogist, pope of Rome, in his famous Dialogues. He is commemorated by the Church on March 14.

St. Benedict was born at Nursia, in Italy, around 470 A.D. Sent to school in Rome, he soon fled the worldliness of life in the city, abandoning his secular studies to become a monk. Although he first lived with a "company of virtuous men," soon a miracle the holy man performed, fixing a broken vessel, attracted attention. He fled once again and took up residence in a mountain cave at Subiaco, near the site of a villa built by Nero. Here St. Benedict lived in continual prayer and asceticism for three years. Eventually, God allowed his fame to spread once again, and he was asked by a nearby community of monks to become their abbot. The saint reluctantly agreed. However, the men rebelled against his ascetic directions and attempted to poison him. St. Benedict was unharmed, because as he made the sign of the cross over the poisoned drink, the cup shattered. He returned to his cave. Gradually individuals began to come to live near him at Subiaco, and in the end St. Benedict built twelve monasteries for these spiritual children, living himself at a thirteenth, Monte Cassino. St. Gregory notes a tradition that St. Benedict had a sister, St. Schola

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