Saint Benedict Icon: St. Benedict was born in central Italy of good family, was educated at Rome, at 14 years of age joined a Christian group outside the city, and afterwards lived as a hermit in a mountain cave. During this period he made a close study of the Scriptures, and for the rest of his life, in complete self-dedication, gave all that God asked. "The finger of God had only to point, and he followed whatever the cost." The cave was a hidden retreat upon a barren mountainside, its whereabouts known only to a single friend who brought him food in secret, lowering it by rope over the mountain edge.Known as the Founder of Western Monasticism today Benedictine monks and nuns who follow the Rule St Benedict wrote over 1600 years ago, still draws many to follow today.
How the Icon is made:Mounted on wood,lumina gold process which gives the icon a deep,rich color over gold leaf background.Non-glare satin finish with durable washable finish/vynal coating for lasting protection and maintaines the beauty if the art work. Made in The USA.