Today’s Saint: St. Benedict the African

His parents were slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to buy a pair of oxen. He was very proud of those animals. In time he joined a group of hermits around Palermo and was eventually recognized as their leader”….read more here.

Courtesy AmericanCatholic.org Saint of the Day

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