The striking Saint Benedict statue features the saint reading from a Bible. Saint Benedict is known as the father of Western monasticism and is the founder of the Benedictine Order. Central to the practice is the Rule of St. Benedict, which requires prayer of the Divine Office to be chanted several times daily while all work is stopped. The Jeweled Cross Saint Benedict statue is made of fine pewter and comes with a wallet-size laminated prayer card. It makes an excellent addition to any church or home collection.