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Rising From the Ashes: The Legacy of the First Benedictine Monastery

L to R: A statue of St. Benedict and the Cathedral-Basilica of the Abbey of Monte Cassino

Eighty years after its total destruction in the Second World War, the reconstructed Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino in Italy stands as a timeless testament to the enduring legacy of its founder, St. Benedict, the father of Western monasticism.