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 Benediktiner

Benedictine

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Benediktiner
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The Catholic religious orders with the well-known rule "ora et labora" (pray and work) and was founded by black habits later canonized St. Benedict of Nursia (480-542) around the year 529, was the first monastery (destroyed in the Second World War ) Monte Cassino in Italy in the Lazio region. Is written by him in the order control over the enjoyment of wine as follows: "Taking into account weaker brethren, we believe that a Hemina (about 0.27 liters) a day is sufficient. But those whom God has bestowed the gift of celibacy like to know that their special reward awaits. But if the circumstances indicate that the said amount is not possible, but much less or nothing at all, to exhort us, that might contain the grumblings of the brothers "(see also under

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