Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint Josephine Bakhita – Feast Day – February 8

Saint Josephine Bakhita Biography

Saint Josephine Bakhita Profile. Born: 1868 AD in Sudan, Africa. Worked in Italy. Died: 8 February 1947 in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on February 8.

The Memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita – Saint of the Day

Saint Josephine Bakhita Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1868 AD
Country of Birth Sudan of Africa
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession Taking care of the poor
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 8 February 1947
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day February 8
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 17 May 1992
Canonization Canonized by Pope John Paul II on 1 October 2000
Patron Saint of Sudan

Saint Josephine Bakhita Biography

Saint Josephine Bakhita was born to a wealthy Sudanese family. At the age of 9, she was kidnapped by slave traders where she was given the name Bakhita. Bakhita was sold and resold in various markets of Khartoum, El Obeid and finally was bought by an Italian consul, Callisto Legnani in 1883.

She accompanied Legnani to Italy in 1885 and worked as a nanny in the house Augusto Michieli. Josephine was treated well in Italy and grew to love the country. She later converted to Christian where she joined the church on January 9, 1890, where she took the name, Josephine.

Josephine joined the Institute of Canossian Daughters of Charity in Italy taking her vows in Verona, Italy on December 8, 1896, where she served as a Canossian Sister for the next fifty years.

St. Josephine Bakhita
St. Josephine Bakhita

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