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May 20, 2022
Capela do Divino Espírito Santo em Porto Alegre 011 aa

By Eugenio Hansen, OFS - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31297314

While he was born free, he could not read or write. He was poor, a peasant who became a shepherd. At the beginning of his life he did not seem he was destined for any memorable accomplishments. But, as is often the case, God had other plans. A man of charity, of keen spiritual insight, and a natural leader, he became a saint.
During the Black History Month, we feature Black Catholics, and today it is Saint Benedict the Moor.

While he was born free, he could not read or write. He was poor, a peasant who became a shepherd. At the beginning of his life he did not seem he was destined for any memorable accomplishments. But, as is often the case, God had other plans. A man of charity, of keen spiritual insight, and a natural leader, he became a saint.

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