8 Feb: St. Josephine Bakhita
St. Josephine Bakhita is a truly amazing saint. Check out a biography of her here.
Here is a quote from St. Josephine about her life as a slave:
“One day I unwittingly made a mistake that incensed the master’s son. He became furious, snatched me violently from my hiding place, and began to strike me ferociously with the lash and his feet Finally he left me half dead, completely unconscious. Some slaves carried me away and lay me on a straw mat, where I remained for over a month.
A woman skilled in this cruel art [tattooing] came to the general’s house…our mistress