Prayer: A Call to End Human Trafficking

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, an organization in which Mercy Sister Jeanne Christensen participates, developed a prayer service to be used by any group addressing this issue of modern day slavery. It was especially created for February 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, designated as a day of prayer and fasting to end human trafficking.

You may access the prayer service here.

Sister Josephine was kidnapped from her home in Sudan at age 7 and sold into slavery. She was sold several times and brutally treated before meeting and then joining the religious congregation Canossian Daughters of Charity in 1893. The Bakhita Initiative, named after her, is a nationwide network of U.S. congregations of women religious who are connecting around activities designed to end human trafficking.