February 8, 2018

An image of Sudanese St. Josephine Bakhita is carried in procession during a prayer service led by Pope Francis for peace in South Sudan and Congo in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 23, 2017. (CNS / Reuters / Max Rossi)

"I am definitively loved and whatever happens to me I am awaited by this Love. And so my life is good."

St. Josephine Bakhita, whose feast day is today, Feb. 8. Bakhita, a Canossian Daughter of Charity, is the patron saint of Sudan and of victims of human trafficking.

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