Benedict, Saint b. 480 d. March 21, 547 Roman Catholic Saint and Founder of the Benedictine Monastic Order. The only ancient account if his life is contained in the 2nd volume of Pope Gregory I's four-book "Dialogues," believed to have been written in 593 A.D. He was the son of a Roman noble of Nursia, now known as Norcia, in the southern region of Umbria of the Perugia province in Italy, and had a twin sister, Scholastica, who became a nun (and ultimately a saint) and founded the women's branch of Benedictine Monasticism. According...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Abbey of Montecassino, Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy Plot: Beneath the altar
Saint Bertharius Saint. He gave up his royal life in France to become a monk and later the Abbot of Montecassino in Italy. He was killed along with some of his monks by the Saracens while at prayer. He died in 884 AD and his Feast Day is Oct 22nd.
Birth information and alternate death information: Birth: 810 at Pavia, Kingdom of Lombardy (Present day - Italy) Death: October 22, 883 at Monte Cassino, Papal States (Present day - Italy)