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St. Josephine Bakhita

Yes, Bakhita found the Master, but the path was painful. Stolen from her family at the age of seven she was given the name Bakhita (lucky one) by her kidnappers. Sold and resold on the slave market her youth was full of mistreatment, beatings and torture. It is said that “God writes straight with crooked lines”… St. Bakhita and 23 mores Saints are in Holy Traders Set 3

St. Josephine Bakhita, Fd.C.C.

Canossian Daughter of Charity

Apostle of Charity

Patron of Sudan

Our Universal Sister

Born: 1869 Olgossa, Darfur, Sudan

Died: February 8, 1947 Schio, Italy

Kidnapped into slavery 1875

Baptized January 9, 1890

Began her novitiate December 7, 1893

Professed religious vows December 8, 1896

Declared Venerable December 1, 1978

 

Beatified May 17, 1992 by Pope St. John Paul II

Canonized October 1, 2000 by Pope St. John Paul II

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As we forgive those who trespass against us: “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” Mt 5:44-45