St. Benedict (Kidney Disease) Healing Holy Card with Medal
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1&fraslay2" W x4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
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 rule for all western monasteries.
He died in 543 and was canonized in 1220.
Saint Benedict is recognized as the patron of those suffering from kidney disease. His feast DAY is July 11th.
Saint Benedict, PRAY for Us.