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Author Zanini, Roberto Italo, 1960-
Title Bakhita : from slave to saint / by Roberto Italo Zanini ; translated by Andrew Matt.
Imprint San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2013]

Author Zanini, Roberto Italo, 1960-
Subject Bakhita, mère, 1869-1947.
Blessed -- Biography.
Alt Name Matt, Andrew.
Description 233 pages : photographs ; 21 cm
Note Original Italian edition Bakhita, inchiesta su una santa per il 2000.
Contents Bakhita: the miraculous black woman -- Childhood in Africa -- The great decision -- A sister to the people -- A saint among saints -- Woman of great humanity -- Universal sister -- The great book of miracles.
Summary "When Josephine Bakhita was about nine years old, she was kidnapped near Darfu, Sudan, by Arab slave traders. For several years she was subjected to brutal and humiliating treatment until she was bought by an Italian and taken to Venice, Italy, where she later became a Catholic and a nun. Joyfully and serenely Bakhita served in a convent, school, and infirmary run by Canossian sisters in a small, obscure town in northern Italy until her death in 1947. Then something even more remarkable happened. Many hundreds of ordinary prople came to see Bakhita lying in state, and along with these visits came stories about how the simple nun had given comfort, advice, and encouragemenet as she went about her tasks as cook, doorkeeper, nurse, etc. Almost immediately graces and miracles attributed to Bakihita's intercession began to be reported." - back cover
ISBN 9789186176891
OCLC # 843227711

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