St. Benedict of Nursia is best-known as one of the leaders in the formulation of monastic life and the creator of the famous Rule of St. Benedict. This quiet, humble man did not intend to become a hermit when he left his schooling after seeing the wayward activities of his classmates, but his leadership and dedication to purity of soul caused him to become a model for others. Known for his intellegience, St. Benedict is the patron saint of students and Europe. At Discount Catholic Products, we have a number of items to help increase your devotion to this saint, from St. Benedict rosaries to St. Benedict crucifixes.