Portrait of a young Saint Benedict. Known as the father of Western Monasticism. The background of the image is his Monte Cassino, once of the most famous monasteries in the world. The ravens on his garment represent a story surrounding Benedict that claims he would often feed the bird part of his bread at mealtime. Once, a malicious brother priest poisoned the bread on Benedict’s plate, though the saint knew it had been tainted and commanded the raven to dispose of it - the creature obeyed and flew off with the poisoned bread in his beak.
The Latin above his head reads “Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur” which’s translates to “May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death!” This is traditionally found on the Medal of St Benedict and calls to mind the prayer of a happy death.
This image bleeds to the edge of the paper with no border. These gallery quality Giclee prints are professionally printed on beautiful 100% cotton archival paper, and with proper care will last a lifetime or more!
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