St. Josephine Bakhita – New! Exclusive Restoration! 8.5x11" or 11x14" Print
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Captured and enslaved, tormented and abused, St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947) nevertheless shone with the Love of Christ. Born in Darfur, Sudan, she was kidnapped by slave traders as a young girl. The experience was so terrible and traumatic, she forgot her name. Her captors gave her the name Bakhita, which in Arabic means “lucky.” After twelve years in slavery, she was given her freedom and went to Italy, where she took up with a young Catholic family. She was treated with love and kindness, and soon adopted their Faith, eventually joining the Canossian Sisters.
She said she had experienced God in her heart without knowing who He was ever since she was a child. “Seeing the sun, the moon and the stars, I said to myself: Who could be the Master of these beautiful things? And I felt a great desire to see him, to know Him and to pay Him homage...”
For fifty years, she was a true witness of the love of God, inspiring those around her. She was canonized in 2000. Her Feast day is February 8. She is the Patron Saint of human-trafficking victims.
We hope our exclusive, AI-restored photograph lets you see a clear picture of the face of a Saint, one who looks at you from Heaven with God’s love and mercy in her heart. Our sins, many as they are, disappear in the ocean of God’s grace. (source: vatican.va)
See our other exclusive restored photos of other Catholic Saints here at our store. We hope they bring you closer to the Saint, and thus closer to Jesus.
We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.
– 8.5 x 11" acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.
Sue & John