Thursday, February 09, 2006

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita, flower of Africa was born in Sudan and captured by slavers when she was just a child. She suffered horribly and finally was bought by some people who took her to Italy. Slavery was illegal in Italy and as a free woman she learned the Faith and became a nun. Saint Bakhita died in 1947. Pray for us dear saint. Slavery is still going on in Sudan and the world is still looking the other way.

1 comment:

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Not quite all of us. The link with the word Khartoum means I have some eyes open that way.