A FRANCISCAN MINISTRY WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES
Holy Mother of God Chapel Shrine of Saint Josephine Bakhita At Solid Ground Ministry
440 West 36th Street, New York City 10018
Saint Josephine Bakhita
Canossian Daughters of Charity Daughter of Africa “Universal Sister”
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.
To obtain favor from St. Josephine Bakhita please say an Our Father, Hail Mary and
Glory Be and kindly remember to pray for our suffering Christian brothers and sisters
in Sudan, her native land, who at this very moment are being persecuted, sold into
slavery, and converted against their will to the Muslim religion.