Saint Josephine Bakhita
Spending much of her life in slavery and being badly abused, she was placed in custody with Canossian Sisters in Venice when her mistress decided not to take her to Sudan. While she was in the custody of the sisters, she came to learn about God. According to Josephine, she had always known about God, who created all things, but she did not know who He was. The sisters answered her questions. She was deeply moved by her time with the sisters and discerned a call to follow Christ.
She was eventually freed and decided to stay with the Canossian Sisters. When speaking of her enslavement, she often professed she would thank her kidnappers. For had she not been kidnapped, she might never have come to know Jesus Christ and entered His Church.
Saint Josephine is the patron saint of Sudan.
Her feast day is February 8.
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St. Luke Catholic Church - Plain, WI
1240 Nachreiner Avenue
Plain, WI 53577
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Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm (St. Luke), 5:30pm (St. John)
Sunday: 8:30am (St. John), 10:00am (St. Luke)