St. Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869. She was kidnapped and sold into slavery, suffering tremendously in body and soul.
She was eventually bought by an Italian consul and after some years gained her freedom.
She put her faith in Christ and was baptized in 1890.
She discerned the call to religious life and became a Canossian Daughter of Charity. Her life was marked by joyful, heroic virtue.
She died in 1947 and was canonized in 2000. She is the Patroness of Human Trafficking Victims.