MIA Prayer Intention: Those whose Dignity & Freedom are Compromised
Saint Josephine Margaret Bakhita (pictured) was born around 1869 in the Darfur region of Sudan. In 1877, Josephine was kidnapped by Arab slave traders. Over the next 12 years, she would be bought, sold and given away multiple times before earning her freedom.
As we celebrate her feast day, let us pray for the needs of the people of Sudan and South Sudan, countries of which she is patron and whose people are close to the hearts of the Sisters of Mercy ministering on their behalf. Let us 'Stop, Think, Act' and remember in our prayers the victims of human trafficking and all whose dignity and freedom are compromised by poverty, hunger, oppression or injustice.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Pope Francis is asking all people of goodwill to join him 'in the ways they deem most appropriate' in a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace for the war-torn people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and of South Sudan on 23 February, Friday of the First Week of Lent . Details here