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
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BENEDICT-THE-MOOR
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of : Unknown at present
God of :
Celebration or Feast Day : April 4th
Birth and Death Dates : 1526-1589
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 1370