Thursday, 8 February 2018

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita is the saint of the day of the 8th of February. She was born in Sudan and was kidnapped into slavery as a child. After being sold several times she came to a family in Italy, where she became acquainted to the Catholic church. In 1890 she became baptised and entered the Institute of St. Magdalene of Canossa in 1893. She was beatified in 1992 and canonized in 2000.

To obtain favor from St. Josephine Bakhita please say this prayer, an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be and kindly remember to pray for our suffering Christian brothers and sisters in Sudan, her native land, who at this very moment are being persecuted, sold into slavery, and converted against their will to the Muslim religion
Loving God, rewarder of the humble, you blessed St. Josephine Bakhita with charity and patience. May her prayers help us, and her example inspire us to carry our cross and to love you always. Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love with which you filled St. Josephine Bakhita.
By serving you as she did, may we please you by our faith and our actions. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
(Prayer source)

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