Objective: Students will learn about the legendary St. Benedict who established a monastic rule and the famous monastery at Monte Cassino. St. Benedict is believed to have been born around 480, as the son to a Roman noble of Norcia and the twin to his sister, Scholastica. Benedict died on 21 March 543, not long after his sister. It is said he died with high fever on the very day God told him he would. He is the patron saint of Europe and students. This course will also explore his legacy and devotion. 

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Dolores Johnson

“The life of St. Benedict is telling us, is not where you live , but is how you live, we need to have order in our life, and say what we mean and mean what we say and live by those rules which will take us to another level of Kingdom living. God i...”

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“The life of St. Benedict is telling us, is not where you live , but is how you live, we need to have order in our life, and say what we mean and mean what we say and live by those rules which will take us to another level of Kingdom living. God is looking for a church without spot or wrinkles, if we want to do God's will , we need Discipline in our walk with the Holy. Spirit. Know that whatever we choose in this life will eventually be manifested, so we need to be careful with our vocabulary and thought process, put no trust in man and never lean to your own understanding. Just live to please God Himself. St. Benedict has proven that to us, the flesh also is a daily battle, but know also that the fight is not ours. pray without ceasing. ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 1

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - VIDEO
    • Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 1 - QUIZ
    • Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 1 - STUDY GUIDE
  • 02

    Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 2

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 2 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 2 - VIDEO
    • Religious Education - Elementary School - Catechism - St. Benedict - Lesson 2 - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Marshall Connolly

Director of Education

Marshall Connolly