Kidnapped into slavery at the age of seven and brought to Italy as a teenager, the indomitable Bakhita eventually became a Catholic nun and spent over fifty years joyously serving her Lord as a Canossian Sister. In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized her. This African saint’s engrossing life story, heroic choices, and forgiving heart make her a wonderful role model!
The Encounter the Saints Series offers intermediate readers down-to-earth portrayals of the saints. Each story vividly recreates for the reader the saint’s place of origin, family life, and corresponding historical events.