Edith Stein/Marcel Callo/Titus Brandima

Edith Stein/Marcel Callo/Titus Brandima

Hildegard of Bingen's Medicine

Hildegard of Bingen's Medicine

Bakhita: From Slave to Saint

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309821
 

Born in a village in Sudan, kidnapped by slavers, often beaten and abused, and later sold to Federico Marin, a Venetian merchant, Bakhita then came to Italy and became the nanny servant of Federico's daughter, Aurora, who had lost her mother at birth. She is treated as an outcast by the peasants and the other servants due to her black skin and African background, but Bakhita is kind and generous to others.

Bakhita gradually comes closer to God with the help of the kind village priest, and embraces the Catholic faith. She requests to join the order of Canossian sisters, but Marin doesn't want to give her up as his servant, treating her almost as his property. This leads to a moving court case that raised an uproar which impacts Bakhita's freedom and ultimate decision to become a nun.

Pope John Paul II declared her a saint in the year 2000.

 

Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9781586176891
Dimensions 202 x 135 x 20
Printed Pages 234
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 2013
Publisher Ignatius Press
Author Roberto Italo Zanini
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