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Gregory. I like your new photo--one can see the Virgin Mary/N. Sra. de Guadalupe better.

Born in Sudan, Bakhita is kidnapped as a young girl by slave dealers, then sold and resold as a slave to different masters. She is rescued by Federico Martin, a widower from Italy who sees her plight and pities her. He brings her back to Italy to look after his young daughter, Alina, in the small town of Veneto. Amidst the prejudice and antagonism of the people there, Bakhita remains kind and generous in her service. Through Father Antonio, the local priest, and the support of the Daughters of … [More]