Blessed Benedict Daswa Among the Saints

Saint Blessed Benedict

In order to appreciate the importance of Blessed Benedict Daswa he should be seen as a member of this very select company of modern saints and martyrs.  These heroes from many different backgrounds and cultures show the power of God’s grace at work in their lives.  All of them followed the advice which St. Benedict gave to his monks so many centuries ago, “Let them prefer nothing whatsoever to Christ”. They were not afraid to embrace the truth, to live it and to proclaim it with love, conviction and humility, in the face of great modern challenges to the faith. They drew strength from the promise of Jesus, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (Jn. 12:31-32). The saints help to strengthen peoples’ faith in the great potential for good in every human being, irrespective of past experiences. With God’s help all can change for the better and become saints.