World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking

Posted in January 13th, 2017
by ACRATH

BakhitaPope Francis has designated 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking following a request from Talitha Kum, the worldwide Network of Consecrated Life Against Human Trafficking. Josephine Bakhita was born in Southern Sudan in 1869, and during her life experienced kidnapping and slavery in both Sudan and Italy. After gaining her freedom Josephine Bakhita dedicated her life to sharing her story and to supporting the poor and suffering. She eventually became a Canossian Sister and was canonised in 2000.

ACRATH invites you to use the following resources to participate in this event and so help to bring about an end to human trafficking and slavery.

Preparing for the Feast of Josephine Bakhita      Novena Prayer January 30th – February 7th

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Homily Notes                                                         Prayers of Intercession

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Church & School Bulletin Notice                            Poster

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Prayer Service
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Resources prepared by Talitha Kum
(The International Network of Consecrated Life Against Human Trafficking)

Website – English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese versions

Prayer Vigil

YouTube ClipThey are Just Children! NOT SLAVES.