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St BENEDICT-THE-BLACK

Christian Saint

Also known as BENEDICT-THE-MOOR

Slave who shepherded a community

A son of black Christian slaves in Sicily, he was granted his freedom and became a shepherd and started a hermit community. The hermits were prevailed upon to join an order and became Franciscans.

Despite illiteracy and having the wrong color skin, his natural tact and wisdom enabled him to work wonders.

St BENEDICT-THE-BLACK FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BENEDICT-THE-BLACK
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : April 4th
Birth and Death Dates : 1526-1589
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BENEDICT-THE-MOOR
Popularity index : 36

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Article last updated on 23 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BENEDICT-THE-BLACK: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 26 July 2014.

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