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St. Josephine Bakhita

A new icon was commissioned by the Basilica of Saint Mary and recently delivered to the Basilica ironically during the weekend of the destructive rioting taking place in the Twin Cities. May God save and protect.

St. Josephone’s life is one of sorrowful joy. She is the patron saint of slavery, human trafficking and Sudan. She lived her life in true witness of the love of God.

Please take a moment to watch this video about her life’s history by Dr. Johan van Parys:




(Ask St. Josephine Bakhita to help you)

Loving God, rewarder of the humble, you blessed St. Josephine Bakhita with charity and patience.

May her prayers help us, and her example inspire us to carry our cross and to love you always.

Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love with which you filled St. Josephine Bakhita.

By serving you as she did, may we please you by our faith and our actions.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 


Our Father, O Holy Theotokos and Glory Be

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