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St. Josephine Bakhita statue dedicated

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
February 20, 2019

St. Josephine Bakhita statue dedicated

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry blessed a statue of St. Josephine Bakhita following a Mass at the St. Adrian site, 7000 S. Washtenaw Ave., of Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish on Feb. 17, 2019. Born in Sudan to a prosperous family, Bakhita was kidnapped and forced into slavery for more than 12 years. She eventually ended up in Italy, where she encountered some religious women and joined their community.
Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry gives the homily during the Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Two Canossian Daughters of Charity pray during Mass. They are from the community St. Josephine belonged to. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Perry accepts the gifts. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Perry incenses the gifts. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners pray during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Jose Antonio Murcia Abellán joins Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry during the consecration. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Murcia Abellán speaks to parishioners at the end of Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Thomas Mescall receives a congratulatory hug after receiving an award from Father Jose Antonio Murcia Abellán during a Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Perry blesses the statue of St. Josephine Bakhita. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry blessed a statue of St. Josephine Bakhita following a Mass at the St. Adrian site, 7000 S. Washtenaw Ave., of Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish on Feb. 17, 2019. Born in Sudan to a prosperous family, Bakhita was kidnapped and forced into slavery for more than 12 years. She eventually ended up in Italy, where she encountered some religious women and joined their community.

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