St. Bakhita, V 


Feastday: February 8

Born:ca. 1869     Died: 8 February 1947  Canonized: October 1, 2000 by Pope John Paul II

Patron: of Sudan





Josephine Margaret BakhitaF.D.C.C. (ca. 1869 – 8 February 1947), was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister who lived in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In 2000 she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church.




St. Jerome Emiliani, Tea 


Feastday: February 8

Born:ca. 1486, Venice, Italy     Died: 8 February 1537  Canonized: 1767 by Pope Clement XIII

Patron: of Orphans and Abandoned children





Gerolamo Emiliani (ItalianGerolamo Emiliani also Jerome AemilianHiëronymus Emiliani) (1486 – 8 February 1537) was an Italian humanitarian, founder of the Somaschi Fathers, and is considered a saint by the Catholic church. He was canonized in 1767 and is the patron saint of orphans.



In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning - John 1:1-2 NIV