Minute Meditations

St. Josephine Bakhita, Pray for Us!

The story of St. Josephine Bakhita remains a very moving testament to God’s providential hand on all who are called to do God’s great work. Although God’s work is often found in what some may call menial tasks, all work done in the name of the Lord is work of great magnitude in the eyes of God. She was, according to one of her biographers, simply “a Sister, a slave, sold, bought, resold, unknown in the world, coming from nowhere!” Freedom and the knowledge of the good Lord allowed Bakhita to understand that although she did not know God during slavery, God was still there orchestrating her life and preparing this “lucky one” for himself.

—from African Saints, African Stories: 40 Holy Men and Women

African Saints, African Stories


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