Sainte Joséphine Bakhita

Sainte Joséphine Bakhita Esclave soudanaise puis Sœur Canossienne Joséphine (Giuseppina) Bakhita naît au Soudan en 1869, dans une famille nombreuse : elle eut 4 sœurs et 3 frères. Alors qu’elle n’avait que 9 ans, elle fut enlevée par des négriers : vendue à plusieurs reprises sur les marchés africains, elle connut les atrocités d’un esclavage …

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Saint Monica

St. Monica was born around 332 in Tagaste, Roman North Africa. She was a Christian woman and wed Patricius, a pagan official in Tagaste.   The marriage was arranged and her husband was many years her senior.  She was a victim of her husband’s domestic violence.  Her husband’s mother lived with them and frequently made St.  …

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St. Cyprian of Carthage

St. Cyprian, was born in Carthage, North Africa.   He was was a big-hearted, well-educated “man about town” when he was converted by the example and words of an old priest. He redirected his life in his mid fourties and made a vow of chastity.   His mind was now focused on Scripture and the growing …

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St. Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo, was born in 354 in Tagaste, in Latin-speaking North Africa to St. Monica and her husband, by arrangement, Patricius who was a pagan official.  He was the oldest of 3 children born to this union.  His father was much older than his mother and was a perpetrator of domestic violence.   St. Augustine’s …

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Blacks on the Road to Sainthood

ST. AMANT, La. – Emotion, fueled by centuries of oppression but buoyed with the idealism of hope, permeated the nearly 100-year-old walls of Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant on a steamy Saturday morning. More than 200 people gathered at Holy Rosary on Aug. 17 for “A Day of Reflection: African-Americans on the Path to …

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