San Benedetto Dipinto di Dino Carbetta
“Saint Benedict Painting by Dino Carbetta” …
The painting "Saint Benedict" by Dino Carbetta depicts Benedict of Nursia, who lived in 480 AD. Benedict is renowned for his "Rule of Saint Benedict," a set of guidelines for his fellow monks that emphasized balance, moderation, and reasonableness. His ideals were so influential that Christian religious communities throughout the Middle Ages adopted them. Benedict is considered the founder of Western Christian monasticism. His ideal abbot is someone who does good for his brethren and is learned in the law of God, chaste, sober, and merciful. He should hate sin and love his brethren, and even in his corrections, he should act with prudence and not go too far. The abbot should keep his frailty before his eyes and remember that the bruised reed must not be broken. He should cut off vices prudently and with charity. The abbot must be loved rather than feared and should not be violent, over-anxious, exacting, obstinate, jealous, or prone to suspicion, or he will never be at rest. In all his commands, whether spiritual or temporal, let him be prudent and considerate. In the works he imposes, let him be discreet and moderate, bearing in mind the discretion of holy Jacob when he said: 'If I cause my flocks to be overdriven, they will all perish in one day.' Let the abbot so temper all things that the strong may have something to strive after, and the weak nothing at which to take alarm."
- Dino Carbetta
- Image Size
- 6000x9002 / 309.1MB
- Contained in galleries
- Portafoglio (Portfolio)