This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 8 -- Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita

Kidnapped at nine years old and sold into slavery in her native Sudan, this saint was renamed Bakhita (Lucky) by her abductors. She was sold several times, eventually winding up in the household of Senor Calisto Legnani, the Italian consul in Khartoum.

Long story short, she wound up a nanny in Italy, but bailed to become a nun. Beloved by all, believed to be imbued with God's protecting grace.

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