Book of Saints – Benedict – 23 October

main article for Saint Benedict of SebasteArticle

(Saint) (October 23) (4th century) Described as Bishop of Samaria or Sebaste in Palestine. His flock was dispersed by Julian the Apostate. Saint Hilary of Poitiers received him and gave him land, whereon he built a hermitage, which later became the Abbey of Saint Benedict of Quincay (A.D. 654). His relics, hidden in the fourteenth century during the wars between France and England, were never afterwards discovered. But the Bollandists throw doubts on the legendary account of this Saint Benedict, certainly seriously interpolated. The Church commemorates him as a Saint, but not as a Bishop.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Benedict”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 August 2012. Web. 25 October 2020. <>