Saints of the Day – Benincasa of Cava, O.S.B., Abbot


Died 1194; cultus confirmed in 1928. Benincasa was the eighth abbot of La Cava, near Salerno, Italy, from 1171 to his death. It was during his abbacy that a hundred monks were sent from La Cava to staff the new monastery of Monreale recently founded by the king of Sicily on that island (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2021. Web. 29 November 2021. <>