Bakhita Mountain Home assists in the rehabilitation of trafficking survivors through safe-haven, trauma-informed therapy and life enhancing skills training. To learn more about the Bakhita program click the button below.
Born 1869 – Died 1947
Feast Day: February 8
Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child from her family in Sudan and trafficked during the 1870’s. She was brutally beaten and sold into slavery where she remained all of her childhood. Her slave holders left her in the care of Roman Catholic Canossian Sisters in Italy. It was in Italy that she became free. Bakhita later became a Canossian Sister. In the year 2000 she became the patron saint of Sudan and survivors of human trafficking.