Feast of St Josephine Bakhita – 8th Feb

The 8th February has been designated by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. This is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan & Italy. She learned from Canossian nuns that she was created in the image of God and possessed human dignity. Once she asserted herself and refused to be enslaved, Josephine became a Canossian sister and dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. She was declared a saint in 2000. The Medaille Trust is a Catholic charity that supports victims of slavery & human trafficking in the UK.

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