St. Benedict Icon & Cards

From Conception Abbey
ST. BENEDICT ICON
& NOTE CARDS


Saint Benedict of Nursia lived in Italy from about 480 to 547 AD. He was not the founder of Christian monasticism, but he made an enormous contribution to it by writing his Rule for Monks, still used by a great many monasteries and convents around the world.
Unlike most icons of St. Benedict which portray him as a rather grumpy looking old man, this contemporary icon by Sr. Mary Charles McGough, OSB. shows him at a younger age, abbot's staff in one hand and his famous rule in the other, accompanied by a raven and thorn bush, symbols of his life as a hermit in Subiaco. The back of the note card describes significant elements in the icon along with a short biography.

Icons mounted on solid, natural wood
Small icon is 4 1/4" x 6 5/8"
Large icon is 8 1/4" x 13"

10 blank cards with envelopes.
4 3/8" x 6"

  • St. Benedict Cards (10-pack) (Item #1697)
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  • St. Benedict Icon (small) (Item #1696)
  • $13.95
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  • St. Benedict Icon (large) (Item #1695)
  • $34.95
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Conception Abbey: Conception, Missouri

Conception Abbey is a Roman Catholic monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation. The monastery was founded by the Swiss Engelberg Abbey in 1873 in northwest Missouri. At present the community is home to over sixty monks who celebrate the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours daily and are involved in a variety of ministries and industries. The monks provide pastoral care in parishes, hospitals, religious houses and schools. As administrators and members of the faculty of Conception Seminary College, they provide training to young men considering a priestly vocation. And through the Abbey Guest Center, they welcome guests to the abbey and offer a wide array of retreats, tours and youth programs. The monks tend the abbey grounds, care for farmland and orchards, and run the Printery House, which includes an inventory of more than 1,000 products, including greeting cards, icons, statues and other religious articles.

1908 postcard of Conception Abbey