This holy card features a beautiful Catholic image on the front with a distinctive gold foil stamping design around the edge. It includes a prayer on the back.
Item No.: AM-MC034
- Patron Saints of Europe, Kidney Disease, Monks, and Poisoning.
- Image of St. Benedict.
- Includes a full-color Holy Card with Two Healing Prayers, a Saint Biography, and an Oxidized Silver Patron Saint Medal.
- Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
- 5" W x 4" H (open)
- Healing Medal Set
- Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
- 6 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism: Saint Benedict was born into a noble Roman family in 480. He was educated in Rome, but quickly became frustrated with the lack of discipline from the other students. He decided to remove himself by moving to a mountain cave near Subiaco and living as a hermit.
His dedication to God was so respected that the monks of a neighboring monastery asked him to be their abbot. Unfortunately, Saint Benedict's discipline was so harsh that the monks sought to remove him by poisoning his kidneys with tainted drink and bread. The attempt failed and he escaped back to his mountain refuge.
In 529, he founded the monastery in Monte Cassino under the Rule of the Benedictine Order, which was to become the basis of the rule for all western monasteries.
He died in 543 and was canonized in 1220.
Saint Benedict is recognized today as the patron of those suffering from kidney disease. His feast day is July 11th.