COME TO ME….
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
(Photo taken from the internet)
POSTED IN OBSERVANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Benedict the Moor, also known as Benedict the Black, was born near Messina, Italy in 1526. He was the son of Christopher and Diana Manasseri, Africans who were taken to Italy as slaves and later became Christians. Benedict was a devout, sweet-tempered child, and by the time he was 10 years old, he was known as the “Holy Negro.” For the rest of his life, people referred to him that way.
Benedict was beatified by Pope Benedict XIV in 1743 and canonized by Pope Pius VII in 1807. He is the heavenly protector of the city of Palermo and the patron saint of blacks in North America. His feast is celebrated on April 4th.
To read more of this African Saint read here.
I took these photos of Saint Benedict’s statue, which sits atop the St. Benedict The Moor Church which is located in the lower Hill District of Pittsburgh. The statue faces the downtown area as if it were embracing the whole area.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!