Josephine Margaret Bakhita, F., was a Sudanese-born former slave, who became a Canossian Religious Sister in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. In she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
f I were to meet the slave-traders who kidnapped me and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian Bakhita and Religious today…" Saint Josephine (nee Bakhita )
St Josephine Bakhita Captured by slave traders, aged 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.