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.

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St. Josephine Bakhita

Josephine Bakhita is in the center of the group photo Picture source “Bakhita has lef.

Saint Josephine Margaret Bakhita ... A young student once asked Bakhita: "What would you do, if you were to meet your captors?" Without hesitation she responded: "If I were to meet those who kidnapped me, and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands. For, if these things had not happened, I would not have been a Christian and a religious today".

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 and Religious today…"

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 )

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Josephine Bakhita - "The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us.

Saint Josephine Bakhita (ca. 1869-1947)

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.

St. Josephine Bakhita. Love her! See: http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20001001_giuseppina-bakhita_en.html and http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-josephine-bakhita/ .

Today is the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

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St. Josephine Bakhita was born to a wealthy family in Sudan in 1869. She could not recall the name given to her at birth by her parents after she suffered repeated terrible humiliation, both physical & moral, as a result of being kidnapped by slave traders at the age of 7 & sold & re-sold in the slave markets of El Obeid & of Khartoum. The kidnappers gave her the name of Bakhita, which means “the lucky one” – a terrible irony. My confirmation saint!!!!! Yes!

Josephine Bakhita, February 8 "The history of her life inspires not passive acceptance but the firm resolve to work effectively.

I have given everything to my Master: He will take care of me… The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us!

"Mary protected me even before I knew her! Josephine Bakhita is in the center of the group photo Picture source “Bakhita has lef.

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