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8 February: Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking

St Josephine Bakhita was born in Darfur, Sudan, in 1869. She was nine when she was kidnapped and sold as a slave, so traumatised by the experience that she could no longer remember her name. Her captors named her ‘bakhita’, which means ‘fortunate’. In 1882, she became the property of the Italian consul, whose family […]

A Hand of Cards

Life’s like a game of cards.  You get dealt a hand with some strong cards and some weak ones.  To win you have to make the best of your strong cards. Like the card game, the trick is to concentrate on your positive talents, and not to let the negative ones dominate your life. The […]