Pray to End Human Trafficking
You are invited to prepare for the World Day of Prayer Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking on 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, by following the suggestions outlined in a prayer calendar prepare by the Sisters of St Joseph of Orange.
St. Josephine Bakhita was born in southern Sudan in 1869. As a young girl, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. She
was treated brutally by her captors as she was sold and resold. She did not remember her name; Bakhita, which means
“fortunate one,” was the name given to her by her kidnappers.
Pope Francis refers to human trafficking as “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the Body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.”
Click here to download the calendar.