Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Today is the memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947). She was kidnapped as a child from her home in Sudan by slave-traders and sold to various families. She suffered unspeakable abuse and torture. Finally, a Catholic family "bought" her and she was able to make it to Italy where she became a Christian and a nun. She was remarkable for many things, especially for her spirit of forgiveness and lack of bitterness. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II.

Don Marco has a beautiful meditation with rare photos of this saint to offer us today.

2 comments:

tubbs said...

This post is particularly meaningful to me today. (the forgiving, the letting go). Thank you.

elena maria vidal said...

You're welcome!

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