St. Benedict of Nursia
Saint Benedict was born in the Italian town of Nursia in the year 480 AD. Disturbed by the immorality around him, he dedicated himself to a different kind of life in his teens. Finally settled in Campagna, he founded the monastery of Monte Cassino because the site had been a centre of theological education for the Western Church.
Considered the Father of Western Monasticism, St. Benedict wrote the Rule for his order based on the experience of the Eastern Desert Fathers and Mothers’ life. To this day, communities around the world continue to follow his Rule. Although most of these communities are Catholic, St. Benedict’s spirituality also influences the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.
All of our mounted print icons are museum-quality prints mounted on a solid poplar wood panel with hardwood cross-slats. The image comes from an original icon painted in our studio. They are printed using pigmented inks and measure 8×10″. The finish is an environmentally-friendly wax varnish. Each icon is individually handmade by our family.