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.
Article last updated on 23 January 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Benedict-the-black: Christian Saint (Christian mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 21 September 2014.