Giuseppina Bakhita, Madre Moretta, Sister Moretta
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
February 8, 1947
She is called Mother Moretta, “black mother”, by those in the convent of the Daughters of Charity.
She is said to have been released from her dying pain by the Mother Mary herself.
Josephine Bakhita (c. 1869 – 8 February 1947) was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Roman Catholic Canossian nun in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. In 2000, she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.