Wednesday, February 8, 2017

8th February - Saint Josephine Bakhita - Independent Catholic News

8th February - Saint Josephine Bakhita - Independent Catholic News: Nun. Also known as Madre Moretta. Born in the Sudan in 1869 to a wealthy family, Josephine was kidnapped at the age of nine and sold into slavery. Sold and re-sold, she was bought by the Callisto Legnani, the Italian consul in Khartoum. and taken to Italy to become the nanny of a friend's daughter. They were both looked after by the Canossian Daughters of Charity in Venice.

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