Outpouring of Trust
Sale!

Saint Josephine Bakhita

$115.00 $90.00

From slave to saint. Read all about her life below!

 

Original oil painting on unstretched canvas. Comes with a walnut wood frame attached to the canvas by strong magnets.

Only 1 left in stock

Description

St Josephine Bakhita is a testament to forgiveness and love even through the most horrible of situations.

Born in what is now Sudan in 1869, the Saint was abducted by Arab slave traders at the age of 8 and would be bought and sold over 5 times in 12 years.

Her fourth owner’s wife was particularly brutal and beat her daily.

In her most terrifying memory, this owner cut intricate patterns into her skin and filled the wounds with salt to ensure permanent scarring. A total of 114 cuts were made all over her torso and right arm.

She eventually was sold again, this time to a kind owner, and then gifted away to another family.

Now in Italy, Bakhita was left behind in the care of the Canossian Sisters, an order of religious sisters in Venice, while her owners took a trip to Sudan.

It was there that she came to know God, the Creator she had known in her heart all her life without having a name for Him.

When her owners returned to claim her, she refused to leave. The ensuing court case ruled that Bakhita was never legally a slave and her freedom was given to her instantly.

With full control of her life and infinite possibilities, she chose to remain at the convent, entering as a sister 3 years later.

She spent the next 48 years of her life serving the local community with surpassing love and gentleness and a constant smile. And when she died at the age of 78, it took three days to get through everyone who wanted to pay their respects.

Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Saint Josephine Bakhita”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shipping

While many items are made to order, I always strive to get shipments out within 1-2 business days. Shipping usually takes 2-3 days after that to get to your house.

Feel free to contact me if you need an order faster!

Read about shipping and returns

Your Impact

In light of the new New York bill allowing abortions up to birth, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and watercolorist with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see what I’m up to!

Support my work!

Other Products