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Saint Benedict
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Feastday: 11 July

Patron: School Children, Europe, Kidney Disease and Poisoning, Agricultural workers, Civil engineers, Coppersmiths
Born: 2 March c. 480

Died: 21 March c. 547
Canonised: 1220 by Pope Honorius III

Gracious and Holy Father,

give us the wisdom to discover You,

the intelligence to understand You,

the diligence to seek after You,

the patience to wait for You,

eyes to behold You,

a heart to meditate upon You,

and a life to proclaim You,

through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord.


A prayer of Saint Benedict

"It is useless to subdue the flesh by abstinence,
unless one gives up his irregular life, and abandons vices which defile his soul."
Saint Benedict of Nursia
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