The Saint Louis Tribune was not alone in casting doubt as to whether Dorothy Day could become a saint: They asked, “Could a bohemian journalist, who had a failed marriage and an abortion, be a candidate for Catholic canonization?”
This, it seems to me, is a bit of a strange question because in reality aren’t all saints unlikely?
I did a little research and came up with a few saints that jumped out at me as some of the most unlikely.
1) Moses the Black – Besides having one of the coolest and most ominous sounding names in the history of Christianity his story has to be one of the unlikeliest saint stories.
Moses the Black (I just love saying his name) was a slave of a government official in Egypt who fired him for pure badassery. Think about that for a second. Dude was so bad he got fired from being a slave. Internalize that for a moment, would you? Turns out that his owner suspected him of nothing short of thievery and murder. And knowing that he himself was human and was required to close his eyes for 6-8 hours a night and Moses probably didn’t have any such weakness like sleeping, he thought it best to simply fire him. Politely