St Moussa the Black aka St. Moses the Black the power of repentance has transformed this infidel slave who was a murderer, adulterer and robber into a great Desert Father, teacher, comforter, and priest, who wrote rules for the monks & a martyr-saint whose name continues to be mentioned.... One day he said, "And you O God whom I do not know, let me know you." One day, he heard someone saying to him, "The monks of Wadi El-Natroun know the real God. Go to them and they will tell you."
Portable altar,alabaster,gilded silver.The frame may have been added during the second half of the 14th century.It could have come from an evangelistary of Abbot Begon III.Medallions with the symbols of the evangelists,a portrait of Saint Foy (Fides). Medieval Altar 11th cent. Saint Foy Church,Conques,France