Happy Feast Day
480 – 543
Feast Day: July 11 (New), March 21 (Trad)
Patronage: Europe, farmers, against poison, against witchcraft
It is related by Saint Gregory the Great (+603) that in the wilderness Benedict fed a raven with some of a portion of his bread. When a jealous and wicked priest tried to kill Benedict with poisoned bread, Benedict coached the raven to take the deadly bread to a place where it couldn't harm another. The raven complied.
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