Pinturicchio - Virgin and Child with St John (c.1495)
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
It upsets me knowing that we’ll never see this finished in our lifetime…
but it makes me happy to think that humans are still constructing grand things that take several generations to finish
I thought it was scheduled for consecration in 2026?
Mother Josephine Bakhita,
you were sold into slavery as a child
and endured untold hardship and suffering.
Once liberated from your physical enslavement,
you found true redemption in your encounter with
Christ and his Church.
O St. Bakhita, assist all those who are trapped in a
state of slavery;
Intercede with God on their behalf
so that they will be released from their chains
Those whom man enslaves, let God set free.
Provide comfort to survivors of slavery
and let them look to you as an example of hope
Help all survivors find healing from their wounds.
We ask for your prayers and intercessions for
those enslaved among us.