back to the National Black Catholic Congress : Home Page THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS
The Black Catholic Monthly | African Americans | Catholic News Black Catholic Congress: "We hold ourselves accountable to our baptismal 
    commitment to witness and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ"
NBCC
Calendar Of Events Calendar Congress X Media Center  Subscribe to "The Black Catholic Monthly" Newsletter News      Contact Us Contact Us
NBCC
NBCC
To Black Catholic Monthly Home Page

Black Catholic Profile
Our Mother of Africa Chapel
Worldwide Count of Black Catholics
Religious Communities
Saint Josephine Bakhita
African Popes
African Saints
Black Martyrs
Other Great Blacks
Black Fact: The African American Flag

NBCC STRUCTURE
 African American Catholic Bishops
 Congress Directory
 Board of Trustees
 NBCC Staff
Parish Search
 Find a Parish in your State
Black Catholic Newsletter
 Reflections on Race in America Today
 Bishop Says Groundswell Of Interest, Excitement Needed In Father Tolton’s Sainthood Cause
 Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus resource
 The Three Movements in God's Word!
 Dying to Self
 What is Depression?
Special Report
 The Daniel Rudd Fund for African American Catholic Activities
Publications
 Book Of The Month:
The Way of the Cross
 Author Of The Month:
Thomas Keating
NBCC Spotlight
 Faith STILL Engaged
Employment Opportunities
 Program Manager II
 Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
Upcoming Events
 Sankofa: Lenten Day Of Reflection
March 8, 2014
 Lenten Revival “Marching to Victory”
March 10-12, 2014
 “Walking with the Saints” - A Symposium of Black Catholics, Their Concerns and Journey to Sainthood
March 14-16, 2014
 7th Annual Youth & Young Adult Revival
March 16, 2014
 “Get Your Head In the Game” Young Adult Retreat
March 21-23, 2014
 Lenten Parrish Mission - Annual Lenten Church Revival
March 24-26, 2014
 “A Call to Duty” Youth Retreat
March 29, 2014
 Habari Gani #6
April 4-6, 2014
 Sight & Sounds Present “The Story of Moses”
April 9, 2014
 Unity Explosion - Region X 2014 - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
November 23, 2013
 
In The News
 Pope to engaged couples: After ‘I do,’ comes ‘may I, thank you, sorry’
 Planned Parenthood agrees to pay $2 million in fatal abortion procedure
 Atheist And Muslim Presidential Candidates Face The Most Bias
 Israelis look forward to Pope’s Holy Land visit, rabbi says
 Canon Law Society of America
NBCC Media
  Visit the NBCC Media Center
  Listen Live to Vatican Radio
requires Real Audio)
RECOMMENDED SITES
 Site Links

 Black Catholics: Josephine Bakhita  
Life Historical Timeline
1869 Born in OLGOSSA, a village in DARFUR, Sudan (Africa).
1875 Kidnapped, sold as a slave more than once.
1883 Sold to the Italian Consul, Callisto Legnani.
1885 Traveled to Italy. Given to Augusto Michieli.
1888 Stayed in Venice at the Catechumenate run by the Canossian Sisters.
1890 9 January: Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion in Venice.
1893 Entered the Canossian Novitiate in Venice.
1896 Religious Profession - Verona.
1902 Transferred to SCHIO.
1927 10 August: Perpetual Profession Venice.
1947 8 February: Holy Death - Schio.
1978 1st December: Decree on the heroism of her virtues.
1992 17 May: Beatification St. Peter's Square, Rome.
1997 30 August: A relic of Saint Bakhita was sealed in the Alter Table of the Mother of Africa Chapel.
2000 1 October - Canonization

Listening to What Bakhita Says

I have given everything to my Master: He will take care of me… The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us!

I received the Sacrament of Baptism with such joy that only angels could describe…

O Lord, if I could fly to my people and tell them of your Goodness at the top of my voice: oh, how many souls would be won!

If I were to meet the slave-traders who kidnapped me and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian and Religious today…

The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone… we must be compassionate!

I can truly say that it was a miracle I did not die, because the Lord has destined me for greater things…

Mary protected me even before I knew her!

When a person loves another dearly, he desires strongly to be close to the other: therefore, why be afraid to die? Death brings us to God!

 

Saint Josephine Bakhita

PRAYER

O Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we thank you for the gifts
of humility and charity
which you bestowed on
Blessed Josephine Bakhita
Deign to glorify her
for her singular virtues
and grant the prayers
of those who invoke her,
Amen

Subscribe to the Black Catholic Newsletter
to top of page to top of page
NBCC
NBCC

Web Design : Web Marketing : Web Management : Baltimore Maryland - SLEEPER Technologies
 
An STI Site | Web Design by SLEEPER Technologies
Copyright © 2003 www.nbccongress.org | All Rights Reserved | Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the expressed written permission of www.nbccongress.org is prohibited.