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The history of the Church is full of many Black / African Catholic saints, who received recognition for great deeds or meritorious conduct. Many lost their lives in defense of the faith. Many were also honored for their contributions to the Church and their community.

Black / African Saints


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St. Abadios St. Abadir St. Abadiu St. Abaidas St. Abakerazum St. Abakuh St. Aba Mina St. Abamon (Apa Pamun) St. Abanoub St. Aba Salamah, (Frumentius) St. Abba Capito St. Abba Isa St. Abba Julian St. Abdas of Susa St. Aberoh (Aburom, Arianus) St. Abhor (Amba Hor) St. Abibas St. Abidianus St. Abilius St. Abilus St. Abraham St. Abraham the Poor St. Abreha and Atzbeha (Aizan and Sazana) St. Absadah St. Absadi St. Abuna (Frumentius) St. Frumentius of Ethiopia St. Aburom St. Accidia St. Acculus St. Acepsius St. Acha the Confessor St. Achillas St. Achillas St. Achillas of Alexandria St. Achilleus St. Acirianus St. Acllinus St. Acrates (Aragawi) St. Ada St. Adelphius St. Adelphius the ‘Confessor.’ St. Adjutor Adrianus St. Adventor St. Aedesius St. Aemilianus (Emilian) St. Africanus St. Agapius St. Agathon St. Agathus St. Aizan and Sazana (Abreha and Atzbeha) St. Alexander St. ALEXANDER St. Alexander the Bishop St. Alexander of Gaza St. Alexander of Kemet St. Alexander the Soldier St. Alexandra St. Alexandra of Alexandria St. Alverius St. Amba Agatho the Silent, Abraham St. Amba Baula the Just (Paul) St. Amba Betra (Peter) St. Amba Paphnutius St. Amba Shenudi St. Ambrose of Alexandria St. Ambytianus St. Ammon Ammon, the Great St. Ammon and Serapion St. Ammonas St. Ammonius St. Ampellius St. Anthony the Great of Thebes St. Antonio Vieira St. Augustine of Hippo St. Autus St. Aviates St. Avitus St. Baamin St. Baricus St. Barlaam St. Basicicus of Kemet (Egypt) St. Basil St. Basilides St. Basilissa St. Bastamonus (Bastammonius) St. Bastmus St. Basura St. Beauch (Bagug) St. Bebnuda (Paphnutius) St. Benedict the Black St. Benedict the Moor St. Benjamin the Great of Nitra St. Bernard St. Beshada (Abshadius, Psote) St. Besinta St. Bessarian St. Bessarion the Great, Thaumaturgies St. Bessis St. Besuss St. Beyoka (Bejoka) St. Bhai Anub Bidshimi Bifamon St. Bikabes (Bicabus) St. Boccon, Presbyter St. Caecilia with Saturninus St. Cajus St. Calendion St. Callinicus (Gallinicus) St. Calodote St. Cantidian (Cantidus) St. Cantidianus St. Catherine of Alexandria St. Carpias St. Carus St. Cassianus Catula St. Celsus St. Cerbonius St. Cherimon St. Chrysanthus Eunuchus St. Cittinus St. Claudianus St. Claudianus St. Clement of Alexandria St. Cleopatra St. Codratus St. Coliondola St. Colluthus St. Colluthus St. Comodus St. Copres St. Copres St. Cordian St. Cornelius St. Cosmas St. Cratusian St. Crescens St. Cristatus St. Cronides St. Cronion St. Cronius St. Currentus St. Cynthinus St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage St. Cyriacus St. Cyriacus St. Cyriacus St. Cyriacus, Saturninus St. Cyril of Alexandria St. Cyrilla St. Cyriltus St. Cyrion St. Cyrus St. Cyrus and John St. Dabamoth (Dibamonia) St. Dalasina St. Damalius St. Damianus St. Daniel St. Datianus St. Datius St. Dativus St. Datus St. Demetrius St. Demonsia St. Denecutia St. Deodatus St. Didymus St. Diodorus St. Dionysius St. Dionysius St. Dionysius St. Dionysius the Deacon St. Dionysius the Great of Alexandria Dionysius the Presbyter St. Dioscorus St. Dioscurus St. Doletatulus St. Dominicus St. Donatian St. Donatus St. Donatus St. Dorotheus of Gaza St. Dunatus St. Elasbaan St. Elias St. Elizabeth St. Emeritus St. Emilian St. Emmelia St. Entheus St. Epimachus of Alexandria St. Eraus Shaba St. Eucarius St. Eudoxia St. Eudoxia St. Eudoxia at Canopus St. Eugene St. Eugraphos with Hermogenes Menas, Alexandria Martyrs St. Eulogios St. Eumenes St. Euphrosyne of Alexandria St. Eupraxia St. Eusebius St. Eusebius St. Eustachius St. Eutropia St. Eutychius St. Eutychus St. Eva St. Evangelius of Alexandria St. Evasius St. Exuperius St. Fabian St. Fabianus St. Faustinus St. Faustinus St. Faustus St. Felicissimus St. Felicitas Sts. Perpetua and Felicity St. Felix St. Fidentius St. Fientianus St. Firma St. Flavianus St. Florentius St. Florida St. Forbinus St. Fortunata St. Fortunatus St. Fortunio St. Fugraphus St. Fulgentius of Ruspe St. Fulvianus St. Gabriel St. Gaius St. Galanus St. Gelasius I St. Gallinicus St. Gaudlosus the African St. Gelasius St. Gelatus St. Geminus St. Generosa St. Gereon
St. Germanus St. Geruntius St. Givalius St. Glyceria St. Gorgias St. Habedeum St. Hagio St. Helenus St. Heliodorus St. Helladius and Theophilus the Deacon St. Hemerion St. Theoctie St. Heraclas, Bishop, and Helladius St. Heraclemon St. Heraclemon and others hermits of Kemet St. Heraclius St. Heradius and Zozimus St. Herais St. Herais St. Herais (Iraja) St. Heredina St. Hermes St. Hermogenes of Alexandria St. Hermogenes with Menas, & Eugraphos, Alexandria Martyrs St. Heron St. Hesychius St. Hieroteus St. Hieroteus St. Hilarion (Hilarianus) St. Hilarius St. Hilorian St. Hipolytus St. Hippeas St. Hippolytus St. Hiro St. Honorata St. Honoratus St. Honoratus St. Honoratus St. Hopaesius St. Hor St. Hor St. Hor (Anba Hor) St. Hortulanus St. Hortulanus St. Horus of the Thebaid St. Hypatius St. Hyperechius St. Ibeion the Confessor St. Ignatius of Africa St. Ingenuus St. Ingenuus St. Innocentius St. Ioasaph St. Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe St. Iranaeus St. Iraya (Herais), St. Irene St. Irenius of Kemet St. Isaac, Thomas, and Victor St. Isaiah St. Isaias St. Ischyrion St. Isidore the Confessor St. Jacob of Mahdjudh St. Jacobus and Bishop Secundianus St. James of Manug St. Januaria St. Januaria St. Januarius St. John St. John and Abraham St. John the Dwarf St. John the Merciful St. John of Shutp (Setes) St. Jonah the Sabbaite St. Joseph St. Josephine Bakhita St. Jucundianus St. Jules D’acfahs St. Julia St. Julia of Carthage St. Julian of Anazarbus St. Julianus St. Justus St. Kalufa St. Kapalichus St. Karion (Cyrion) St. Kirdjun (ABAKERAZUM) St. Kogantianus St. Laetantius St. Laetus St. Laurence St. Leo St. Leomdas and Companions St. Leonitus St. Leucius of Alexandria St. Liberatus St. Longinus St. Longus St. Lot St. Lucentius St. Lucius St. Lycarion St. Lycarion St. Lycopolis St. Macarius St. Macarius and 40 Others St. Macarius of Fayum St. Macarius the Great of Alexandria St. Macrina the Younger St. Macroni of Thoni St. Magnus St. Major St. Majulus St. Malentus St. Mammarius St. Manilus St. Mansuetus St. Marcus St. Marcus St. Margarita St. Mark St. Mark the Faster St. Martin de Porres Martyrs of Africa Martyrs of Uganda St. Mary of Egypt St. Monica St. Monnas St. Montanus St. Moses St. Moses of Balkim St. Moses the Black St. Moses the Ethopian St. Moses of Psammanius St. Mucus St. Multius St. Murrita St. Naffanianus St. Nakjos St. Narcissus St. Narzalea St. Nasseus St. Nathaniel of Nitria St. Nemesius St. Nemesius St. Nemesius of Alexandria St. Neopulus (Neopolis) St. Nereus St. Nestor St. Nicander of Kemet St. Nicephorus St. Nicephorus, Presbyter, at Tiberiopolis St. Nicoforus St. Nilammon St. Nilaras St. Nilon St. Nonnus St. Nun who feigned madness St. Oceanus St. Octavious St. Oeconomus St. Olympius St. Or St. Orestes St. Orion St. Orion St. Orsisius St. Pachomius St. Pachomius St. Pachomius (Bidjimi) St. Pachomius the Younger St. Paesis (Pausis) St. Paisi (Amba Isa) St. Paisis St. Paisius and Isaias St. Paisius the Great St. Palaemon St. Palatianus St. Paliconus St. Palladius St. Pallamon of Kemet St. Palmus St. Palus St. Pambo (Panbis) St. Pamin (Poemen) St. Pamphalon St. Pamphamer St. Panaenus St. Panbis (Pambo) St. Pancratius, martyred St. Panekyris (Banikarus) St. Panemotis St. Panephysis St. Pannus St. Panopus St. Pantherus St. Pansius St. Pansophius of Alexandria St. Pantaleon St. Pantius St. Panubrius St. Papa and Mama St. Papas St. Paphnutius St. Paphnutius St. Paphnutius, the Buffalo St. Paphnutius and 546 companions St. Paphnutius of Bendura St. Paphoutius St. Papia (Papias), St. Papianus St. Papinianus and Mansuelus St. Papocinicus St. Parens St. Parmenius (Parmenas) St. Pascharius St. Pastor St. Patamon St. Patapios Of Thebes St. Patapius St. Patermuthius St. Patermuthius St. Patermuthius (Petarpemotis) St. Paternus St. Patricia St. Paulillus St. Paulus St. Paulus, Deacon St. Pausirius St. Pedjol St. Pelagia St. Pelesius St. Peleusius (Peleus) St. Pelianus St. Pellammon St. Pelusius St. Peroys St. Perpetua St. Peter St. Peter St. Peter the Patriarch St. Peter the Slave St. Pethacus St. Petivus St. Petronius St. Petrus St. Petrus St. Phanas

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St. Barbara

Barbara lived in the 4th century and brought up as a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a lonely tower which he had built for that purpose. Here, in her forced solitude, she gave herself to prayer and study, and contrived to ... continue reading

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St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we ... continue reading



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St. John Gaulbert, Abbot

Saint John Gaulbert, Abbot - Feast day is July 12th The city of Florence gave to the world Saint John Gaulbert. Although he enjoyed the benefits of an early Christian education, his youthful heart was soon attracted to the vanities of the world. A painful incident was ... continue reading

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St. Maria Goretti

Born on October 16 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Ancona Province in Italy, her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. When he died of malaria, Maria's mother had to struggle to feed her children. Maria's mother, brothers, and sisters worked in ... continue reading



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