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        Feb 8, Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

Feb 8, Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

Join Cluny Sisters in praying for the end of human trafficking as we celebrate the Feast day of St Josephine Bakhita on February 8.

“Dear brothers and sisters,
Today, 8 February, is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese nun, who as a child had the traumatic experience of being a victim of human trafficking. The Unions of Superiors and Superiors General of Religious Institutes have organized the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. ... May each one of us feel committed to being a voice for our brothers and sisters, who have been humiliated in their dignity. Let us all pray together ...”
(Pope Francis: Angelus Prayer February 8, 2015)

The 2019 theme of the Day of Prayer and Awareness is

“Together against human trafficking”.

Prayer Vigil “Together against Human Trafficking!” 8 February 2019
Prayer Vigil 2019

More Information:

Saint Josephine Bakhita


Join the Prayer Campaign against Human Trafficking

The Pope’s Video: Human Trafficking

Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny

During the 2012 General Chapter, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny
took the following position on Modern Day Slavery:

The promotion of the dignity of each person

Slavery is at work when the integrity and dignity of the human person are held captive through:

  • human trafficking (sale of human organs, prostitution (commercial sex workers),
  • alcoholism, drug abuse,
  • child abuse,
  • violence against women and children.

The liberating charism of Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey urges the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny to reach out to these dehumanizing situations, thus:

The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny commits itself to fight against slavery in our world promoting the dignity of each person. (2012 General Chapter Orientations)

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