FEBRUARY 8 | MEMORIAL OF ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA, VIRGIN
By: Archdiocesan Office of Communications


By: Archdiocesan Office of Communications

Josephine Bakhita; was a young Sudanese girl sold into slavery and brought to Italy where, while serving as a nanny, she was sent to live with the Canossian Sisters of the Institute of the Catechumens in Venice. There she was baptized, and having reached maturity age, was granted freedom by Italian law. In 1896 she joined the Canossian Daughters of Charity where she served humbly for the next twenty five years. she died after a long and painful illness, during which she would cry out to the Lord: “Please loosen the chains…they are so heavy!” Her dying words were: “Our Lady! Our Lady!”

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