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
Birth and Death Dates: 1526-1589
Celebration or Feast Day: April 4th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 85
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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