Nancy shared this a few days ago with the notation that Josephine has been teething and now has 5 new teeth! She is growing up so fast and is such a sweet little girl! Nancy and Bill will be here in a week or so and it will be fun to get the two girls together.
Bathtime yesterday. So sweet to see her loving life in the bath!
Reading about her today and after horrific circumstances of being kidnapped at 9 and sold over and over and mistreated... she finally was taken in by a group of sisters in Venice, joined the Church and became a Sister! St Bakhita pray for us that we might leave the wounds of the past behind and realize that it was all to lead us to You!
How true is this? Mary is the best helper for us... her Son, Jesus Christ, loves her so much and listens to her every request. He so loves us with his life and wants so bring us out of the suffering we experience/the Cross which leads to LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT!
"Loving God, rewarder of the humble, you blessed St. Josephine Bakhita with charity and patience. May her prayers help us, and her example inspire us to carry our cross and to love you always. Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love with which you filled St. Josephine Bakhita. By serving you as she did, may we please you by our faith and our actions. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Prayer in Honor of St. Josephine Bakhita) "
Happy Feast Day of St. Josephine!
Thinking of Captain Joseph, who sings like him today.