(b. ca. 1345, Arezzo, d. 1410, Arezzo)

St Benedict's Prayer Enables the Monks to Lift the Stone on Which the Devil Is Sitting

Sacristy, San Miniato al Monte, Florence

Scene 12 on the east wall shows when St Benedict's prayer enabling the monks to lift the stone on which the devil is sitting. During the building of a monastery it happens that several monks are not able to lift a stone onto a wall because the devil is sitting on the stone. Benedict is called, and his prayer drives the devil away, so that the stone can be raised as though it had been of no weight at all.

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