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What is Saint Bakhita the patron saint of?

By: Arif AnjumUpdated: February 08, 2021

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On 1 October 2000, she was canonized as Saint Josephine Bakhita. She is venerated as a modern African saint, and as a statement against the brutal history of slavery. She has been adopted as the patron saint of Sudan and human trafficking survivors.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is Saint Josephine Bakhita known for?

St Josephine Bakhita, who was sold to slavery at a young age, is known as the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Her Feast Day is on February 8, also known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking.

Also, what does the name Bakhita mean?

Bakhita is a Persian name for girls meaning Lucky; fortunate. Read below for Bakhita's celebrity and ruler associations, and numerological meanings. If Bakhita is the one, congratulations!

Where was St Josephine Bakhita born?

Darfur

Who was the first female saint?

Albanian-born Mother Teresa was beatified, the first step to becoming a saint, in 2003. Attending the ceremony yesterday at the Vatican was a 10-year-old Indian boy whose club foot was, in the judgement of papal officials, miraculously healed after prayers to Sister Alphonsa.

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Who is a black saint?

Martin de Porres was born. He was a Black patron saint. From Lima, Peru he was often called Saint Martin of Charity; and the Saint of the Broom (for his devotion to his work, no matter how menial). De Porres was the Illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a young freed Black slave, he grew up in poverty.

Who was the first black female saint?

Josephine Margaret Bakhita, F.D.C.C. (ca. 1869 – 8 February 1947), was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister who lived in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In 2000 she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church.

Who is the first African saint?

Modern times. It would be difficult to say who the first saint to be associated with Africa after the Arab conquest would be. Saint Francis of Assisi famously went on a mission to Egypt in 1219.

When did Josephine Bakhita die?

February 8, 1947

When was Saint Josephine Bakhita born?

1869

Is there a Saint Josephine?

On 1 October 2000, she was canonized as Saint Josephine Bakhita. She is venerated as a modern African saint, and as a statement against the brutal history of slavery. She has been adopted as the patron saint of Sudan and human trafficking survivors. Bakhita's legacy is that transformation is possible through suffering.