Saint Benedict of Nursia
His Feast Day is celebrated on July 11
Patron Saint of monks, those in religious orders, agricultural workers, schoolchildren,
civil engineers, cavers, the dying and wards against poisons, witchcraft, fevers and temptations.
Founder of the Benedictine Order, his ward of exorcism and protection is used widely by clergy and the devout.
Prayer to Saint Benedict
Admirable Saint and Doctor of Humility, you practiced what you taught,
assiduously praying for God's glory and lovingly fulfilling all work
for God and the benefit of all human beings.
You know the many physical dangers that surround us today
often caused or occasioned by human inventions.
Guard us against poisoning of the body as well as of mind and soul,
and thus be truly a "Blessed" one for us. Amen.