The Order of Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict of Nursia
(ca. 480 - ca. 547)

Patriarch of Western Monasticism, Co-Patron of Europe

Graphical Representations II


Polychrome wood carving by Cornelius Wittmann OSB (1828-1921). 20.5 inches.

Saint John's Abbey and University Church. Photo by William F. Ryan.

The "Arms" of Saint Benedict, stained glass in Emmaus Hall, Collegeville, MN, ca. 1952. Select the image for a larger version.

[arms (attrib.)]

[young Benedict]

"Basilica de Montserrat. Sant Benet, jove, by Montserrat Gudiol (1980)"
ca. 6 x 4 in., post card. The young Benedict.

Holy card: 20th c. "San Benito. Abadia de San Antonio Abad."
Reverse: "Sepa el Abad cuán arduo y difícil es el oficio que aceptó: la dirección de almas y el servicio de personalidades muy diversas...y, según el temperamento y la inteligencia de cada uno, se conforme y amolde a todos de tal modo que o sólo no tenga que lamentar ninguna pérdida en la grey que le fue donfiada, sino que puede alegrarse del aumento del buen rebaño" (RSB, cap.1).
Bendicion Abacial del muy reveredno padre Jose M. Rodriquez OSB, Humacao, Puerto Rico [1984].

 [St. Benedict holy card]

[carved wood]

Saint Benedict, Ausculta, O, fili. Carved wooden statue, Singeverga, Portugal.
Detail, photo on coated paper, 5 x 3.5 in., 1993.

Orthodox Byzantine Icons
PO Box 168
Spring Valley Road
Boscobel, WI 53805

Saint Benedict Image
Iconographer: Gkamile, Archimandrite Galaction; late 20th c.; Greek

"St. Benedict, Abbot. Icon by Mary Charles McGough OSB, St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN."
6.25 x 4.0 in. on stiff card. All rights reserved.


[Icon of Benedict]

"St. Benedict and Saint Scholastica. Icon by Mary Charles McGough OSB,
ca. 7 x 4 in. on stiff card. All rights reserved.

"For Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN, dedicated March 20, 1995."

St. Benedict Window
Installed in Shrewsbury Cathedral on 28 June 1992.

A stained glass window memorial to Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters - creator of Brother Cadfael)

Stained glass by Jane Gray, A.R.C.A. (Associate of the Royal College of Art, London), F.M.G.P. (Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, London).

Vist the website of Saint Joseph Abbey fpr information about Dom Gregory de Wit OSB, muralist, born in Hilversum, Holland, on June 9, 1892.


OSB Index | Saint Benedict
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