Movies That Matter: Bakhita - From Slave to Saint
Clinton, IA 52732
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Born in a village in Sudan, kidnapped by slavers, often beaten and abused, and later sold to a Venetian merchant, Bakhita ended up in Italy where she became the nanny servant to a family. She is treated as an outcast by the peasants and the other servants due to her black skin and African background, but Bakhita is kind and generous to others. Bakhita gradually comes closer to God with the help of the kind village priest and embraces the Catholic Faith. She requests to join the order of Canossian sisters, but the family refuses to give her up as a servant, treating her almost as property. This led to a moving court case that raised an uproar, impacting Bakhita's freedom and ultimate decision to become a nun. Pope John Paul II declared her a saint in the year 2000.
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