Benoist bishop OF MARSEILLES in the first half of the 13th century, was one of the first Minorite Brothers, and also, it is said, a disciple of Francis of Assisi. In 1229 he was chosen arbitrator by the cardinal of San Angelo between the Marseilleans and the Monastery of St. Victor. He wrote a treatise entitled, De Summa Trinitate, etc. (published by Baluze in his Miscellanies, vol. vi). He undertook two journeys to Palestine, one in 1239, the other in 1261. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.