Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Be good,...

... love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God."
~ St. Josephine Bakhita

We are celebrating Sunshine's confirmation saint today and making a traditional Sudanese dessert in a very non-traditional way. In the meantime, go read the Word On Fire blog post in honor of St. Josephine.
...amongst the Canossian Sisters in Venice, St. Josephine’s mission was carried out in the services of “cooking, sewing, embroidery and attending the door.”

That is all.

No literary works are attributed to Josephine Bakhita, few quips of theological genius carry her citation, no major religious orders or movements memorialize her earthly existence. In the same vein as the beloved St. Therese of Lisieux, Josephine was a saint of the “little way,” even littler still. She is a saint of almost-unnoticed holiness. Almost. Cooking, sewing, embroidering, and attending the door, she carried out joyfully the call of Christ in the small tasks of a menial, yet eternally important life: every child who entered in through that door to be educated by the Canossian Sisters received the warm welcome of St. Josephine, a hearty hug and a kiss on the top of the head, her love overflowing and her spirit carrying Christ to all who crossed that threshold.
Do go read the rest! And don't forget the coloring page.

St. Josephine Bakhita, African Flower, Mother Moretta, patron of Sudan, pray for us!


  1. Thanks for the coloring page. And please, some day, try the real deal. Yum. May just have to make some today! http://blessusolord.blogspot.com/2007/06/flan.html

  2. Only if you come down here and show me how! :)

  3. It's these simple, loving saints that really touch my heart. Happy Nameday, Sunshine!


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