Saint Benedict the Moor lived a life of the Beatitudes. Born to two African slaves and illiterate, he would later possess a knowledge of Sacred Scripture and complex theological questions that astonished priests and scholars alike. Growing in fame for his miracles and teachings, he was meek, and chose to travel at night to avoid recognition. Facing persecution throughout his life due to being “il Moro,” or dark skinned, he chose to be a peacemaker, and is remembered for his racial tolerance.
We have much to learn from this cheerful, dignified saint, and we are excited to honor him during Black History Month. Join Michael Gormley as he dives into the life of Saint Benedict the Moor.Support Beyond the Bulletin