Saint of the day
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
St. Benedict the Moor, Franciscan
Born to African slaves descendants in Sicily in 1524, Benedict became known as “the holy Moor” for his dark skin and his many virtues. After the hermit community on Monte Pellegrino was disbanded, he joined the Friars Minor, starting as a cook and advancing to novice master.