St. Josephine Bakhita puts fresh face on parish diversity
From slavery to sainthood, the story of St. Josephine Bakhita is one of resilience and faith.
Those two virtues have also been exhibited by the people of a parish in Mississauga, Ont., which has taken the saint’s name.It is the only parish in Canada named after of the African-born St. Josephine Bakhita and one of few to be named after a visible minority. This month marks a time of celebration for parishioners, whose namesake’s feast day falls on Feb. 8, appropriately during Black History Month in Canada.The parish will be in a celebratory mood again in just three more months. After