Saint Benedict - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 05.958 W 080° 09.417
17T E 569711 N 4661145
Statue of St. Benedict at Calvary Cemetery in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WMWE4W
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 08/21/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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This statue of St. Benedict is in Calvary Cemetery on West Lake Road in Erie, PA.

Born in Italy in the 5th century, St. Benedict is considered the father of western monasticism. After living as a hermit for a time, he founded a monastery at Monte Cassino around the year 530. Many followers joined him at the monastery and he wrote his famous Rule, outlining the way of life for monks. He died in the 540s and his feast day was set on March 21st, until the revision of the Roman calendar when it was moved to July 11th.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Calvary Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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