Black Catholic Saint Feast Day: St. Benedict the Moor (April 4)
Christ is Risen! Yesterday was Easter, indeed! However, yesterday was also the feast day of a Black Catholic saint – St. Benedict the Moor (also called Benedict of the African and “The Holy Black”)!
Death: April 4, 1589
Canonized: May 24, 1807 by Pope Benedict XIV
Patronage: African missions, Black missions, African Americans, Black people, Palermo, Italy, San Fratello, Italy, Sicily
St. Benedict the Moor, pray for us!
Image: Found on FB (Credit: Diocese of Layfayette). Fair Use