(ca. 480ca. 543). Est. a monastery at Monte* Cassino (ca. 529); using earlier writings (of Basil, Cassian, and others), he worked out the Rule of 529, almost universally adopted in the Middle Ages by W monasteries. The rule shows excellence in organizing the worship, reading, and laboring activities of monks. See also Benedictines; Breviary; Cowl; Regula Chrodegangi.
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