St. Benedict

Saint Benedict

(c. 480 - c. 547)

Benedict left Rome as a young man, spent three years living in a cave not far from the ruins of Emperor Nero’s former country palace, and went on to found twelve monasteries. He declared that “idleness is the enemy of the soul” and delineated in his Rule what activities were to be performed at which of the canonical hours. Methods for keeping track of time at night in the monasteries included observing the movements of constellations and monitoring the burning of candles of certain lengths and weights.

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