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Montecassino (sometimes written Monte Cassino) is a rocky hill about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome, Italy, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west of the town of Cassino and 520 m (1,706.04 ft) altitude. Site of the Roman town of Casinum, it is best known for its historic abbey. St. Benedict of Nursia established his first monastery, the  Full Article…


Benedict of Norcia

Benedict of Norcia (or Nursia) (Latin: Benedictus de Nursia; Italian: Benedetto da Norcia; c. 480 – 543 or 547 AD) is a Christian saint, who is the patron Saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Lazio in Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Montecassino  Full Article…