Posts Tagged ‘Saint Josephine Bakhita’

Throwback Thursday: Saint Josephine Bakhita, Witness of Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Saint John Paul II canonized Saint Josephine Bakhita in the Great Jubilee Year 2000 and her journey to sainthood was a remarkable one.   Abducted and sold into slavery as a young girl, she endured beatings and brandings, but eventually she found freedom from enslavement.  Her family name unknown, upon her baptism into the Catholic […] [Read more]

Saint Josephine Bakhita, Witness of Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Blessed John Paul II canonized Saint Josephine Bakhita in the Great Jubilee Year 2000. Her journey to sainthood was a remarkable one.  A former Sudanese slave, she endured beatings and brandings, but eventually she found freedom from enslavement.  Upon her baptism into the Catholic Church, Bakhita took the name Josephine and later she became a […] [Read more]