St. Benedict Sterling Silver Medal
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St. Benedict was the twin brother of Saint Scholastica, born of Roman nobility. While studying in Rome he got frustrated with the lack of discipline on the part of the other students and moved to a cave, he stayed there as a hermit for 3 years. St. Benedict founded the founded the monastery in Monte Casino, where he wrote "The Rule of the Benedictine Order" Being despised by fellow monks, it was reported that an attempt was made on his life by poisoning . By blessing the cup, he removed the poison.
Died: March 21, 547
Feast Day: July 11
Patron Saint of: kidney disease, poison sufferers, students