The order of the Benedictines is the oldest monastic of the West.
San Benedetto da Norcia, founder of the order in the monastery of Montecassino, where the tomb of the saint and his sister Scholastica is still present today.
St. Benedict wrote his rule later approved by the Pope. The motto of the Benedictines is worldly known "Ora e Labora", he prays and works.
Important Benedictine places besides Montecassino are Subiaco and Norcia.
To bless the Medal of St. Benedict, very powerful if prayed, it is always better to go to a Benedictine monk and receive the special blessing of the medal and for the person.