St. Moses the Hermit
Also referred to as Moses the Black
, this 4th-century Desert Father abandoned his criminal life when he was on the run from the authorities. Hiding with monks, he was so impressed with them he decided to become a Christian. Perhaps due to his own previous lifestyle, Moses found it very difficult to condemn the sins of others and became a spiritual leader to a group of hermits. He gave his life protecting others from a group of bandits.