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SAINT OF THE MONTH

Saint Benedict the Moor
Feast Day - April 4

Of Ethiopian descent and Sicilian birth, Benedict went from being a hermit to a brother-cook, guardian, vicar, novice-master, and cook again for the friars at Palermo.

Many asked for his prayers and advice because of his virtuous life and the reputation he had for working miracles.

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PRAYER OF THE MONTH

Prayer

O holy St. Benedict, who rose from slave to Superior, help us imitate your humility and sanctity and instill in us the grace to live in peace and harmony with our brothers and sisters of other races, colors and creeds.

Amen.

 

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