Bishop of Como. He was born in Gaul, and had the distinction of being a disciple of the famed St. Ambrose of Milan before serving as coadjutor to St. Felix, bishop of Como. In 391 he succeeded Felix as bishop and served with skill and patience.
On April 16, 1879, Bernadette -- or Sister Marie-Bernard, as she was known within her order -- died in the Sainte Croix (Holy Cross) Infirmary of the Convent of Saint-Gildard. She was thirty-five. Born into a humble family which little by little fell into extreme ... continue readingMore Female Saints
There is a saint called Benedict the Black or Benedict the Moor. He was born a slave near Messina, Italy. He was freed by his master and became a solitary, eventually settling with other hermits at ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar