Sister Saint Josephine Bakhita: Infinite Mercy
On this day in 1947, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Her childhood was spent happy and fulfilled growing up in the region of Darfur, which was then not the apocalyptic warzone it is today. But profound evil still lurked around the corner, as Josephine (a name she later adopted..She lost the memory of her original name) was kidnapped (soon after her elder sister) by Arab slave traders, and sold into slavery. Then began a life of almost indescribable suffering, torture, physical and psychological abuse, scarring, mutilation, at the hands of her various ‘owners’.