St. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a young girl in Sudan and sold as a slave. She suffered bullying and hardship under different masters. One took her to Italy where she met the Canossian Sisters. She learned about Jesus and became a nun later. She led a holy life of humility, service and charity, inspiring everyone especially her African people. She also forgave her captors and those who caused her much suffering. She is the patron saint of Sudan. Her feast day is on 8 February.
St. Josephine Bakhita was born to a wealthy family in Sudan in 1869. The name of her birth parents were never known. St. Josephine Bakhita often experienced terrible humiliation physically and morally, as a result of being kidnapped by slave traders at the age of 7. She was re-sold in the slave mark...St. Josephine Bakhita was born to a wealthy family in Sudan in 1869. The name of her birth parents were never known. St. Josephine Bakhita often experienced terrible humiliation physically and…
"A very beautiful film..." —Pope Benedict XVI. BAKHITA tells the story of St. Josephine Bakhita, a recently canonized saint who survived brutal treatment as a slave and eventually joined the Canossian order as a religious sister. DVD, $24.95
St Josephine Bakhita 1869-1947. Captured by slave traders, aged 8, then sold numerous times until slavery was abolished in Italy. Became a Canossian sister, much loved by the other nuns who regarded her as protectress of their convent. Feast 8 February.
Bakhita's legacy is transformation is possible thru suffering. Her story of deliverance symbolizes to those who find meaning for their own deliverance fr spiritual slavery. In May1992 news of her beatification was banned in Sudan On 10 Feb1993,in the capital ofSudan,Pope John Paul honoured Bakhita on her own soil. Rejoice,all of Africa! Bakhita has come back to you. The daughter of Sudan sold into slavery as a living piece of merchandise still free. Free w/ the freedom of saints