St. Benedict’s cave at Subiaco shows the personal struggle for holiness in contrast to the common monastic life at Monte Cassino. This contrast is seen in the following image.
St. Francis at Subiaco
During his life St Francis visited the cave of Benedict. At this time the cave was renovated to emphasize the aspect of Benedict’s life that resembled that of Francis. In this way, the Benedictine life was reinterpreted in light of the then current Franciscan charism.
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