The feast of St. Josephina Bakhita was celebrated solemnly by 3 communities: St. Magdalene Community, St. Bakhita Community and the Novitiate Community in the chapel of Canossa Retreat House Bintaro-Jakarta.
The event began with the entry to the Novitiate by our postulants; Maria Elfrida Wale, Beatrix Francisco, Stefani Anapah and Kristina Keda during Vespers followed by the Eucharistic celebration by Fr. Sarto. SVD.
During his homily, he shared his experiences as a missionary in Africa about the socio-cultural situation in Africa. He came to know about St. Bakhita during his missionary days there and he has high regard for our Saint who in a way challenge the injustices and inequalities in the African context especially against women. He invited the Sisters to pray a lot to St. Bakhita who is a great model of forgiveness, for all our brothers and sisters in Africa, especially for the women.
Let us pray for more vocations so that the young people will be ready to follow Jesus closely.