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Bakhita, mère, 1869-1947


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  • Variants

    • Bakhita, Giuseppina, 1869-1947
    • Bakhita, Joséphine-Marguerite-Fortunée, 1869-1947
    • Bakhita, mère, d. 1947
    • Joséphine-Marguerite-Fortunée-Bakhita, 1869-1947
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1869
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1947-02-08
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Catholic Church
        • Organization: (naf) Daughters of Charity of Canossa
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Darfur (Sudan)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Schio (Italy)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Sudan
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Italy
    • Gender

        female
    • Occupation

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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Bakhita, mère, d. 1947
  • Sources

    • found: Bakhita, 1983:t.p. (Bakhita) p. 5 (mère Bakhita) p. 37 (baptized 1-9-1890, Joséphine-Marguerite-Fortunée-Bakhita) p. 49 (d. 2-8-47)
    • found: Bakhita, 1961:p. facing t.p. (Giuseppina Bakhita; Figlia della Carità Canossiana)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 11, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Bakhita, Josephine; Giuseppina Margherita Fortunata; La Nostra Madre Moretta; freed slave, Roman Catholic saint, household employee; born 1869 in Darfur, Sudan; was taken by slave traders (1876 and sold to an Ottoman army officer (1879), who treated her brutally; she had several subsequent owners; eventually she was acquired by a Catholic merchant (1885) and accompanied his wife to Venice (1888); in 1889 she was freed because slavery was outlawed both in Sudan and in Italy; she was baptized as Giuseppina Margherita Fortunata (1890) and accepted as a novice of the Daughters of Charity of Canossa at the Institute of St. Magdalene in Venice (1893); became a nun (1896); was transferred to Schio to serve as a cook (1902); she told her story to Sister Teresa Fabris, in 1910 and it was published (1919, 1929, 1931); she was widely known as La Nostra Madre Moretta; Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Decree of the Heroic Practice of All Virtues (1978) and beatified her (1992); she was canonized as "Our Universal Sister" and adopted as patron saint of Sudan (2000); Pope Benedict XVI mentioned her in the encyclical Spe Salvi, and her life has been reproduced in books, movies, and a musical; died 08 February 1947 in Schio, Italy)
    • notfound: New Cath enc.
  • Change Notes

    • 1985-01-31: new
    • 2018-08-14: revised
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