Italian Nuns: Italian Roman Catholic Nuns, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Scholastica, Clare of Assisi, Rita of Cascia, Clare of Montefalco

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General Books, 2010 - 128 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Italian Roman Catholic nuns, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Scholastica, Josephine Bakhita, Clare of Assisi, Clare of Montefalco, Eugenia Elisabetta Ravasio, Rose Venerini, Rita of Cascia, Anne Juliana Gonzaga, Maria Fortunata Viti, Vittoria Aleotti, Camilla Fa, Angelina di Marsciano, Leonella Sgorbati, Columba of Rieti, Maria Bertilla Boscardin, Benedetta Carlini, Juliana Falconieri, Magdalena de Pazzi, Bona of Pisa, Maria Celeste, Baptista Varani, Maria Cattarina Calegari, Caterina Assandra, Catherine of Ricci, Consolata Betrone, Blessed Beatrice d'Este, Agnes of Montepulciano, Saint Humility, Margherita Marchione, Giulia Salzano, Porzia de' Medici, Margaret of Castello, Maria Candida of the Eucharist, Ana Marija Marovi?, Sperandia, Battistina Vernazza, Angiola Guglielma Butteri, Matteuccia de Francesco, Claudia Rusca, Felicitas of Padua, Isabela de Rosis. Excerpt: Josephine Bakhita (c. 1869 - 8 February 1947) was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Roman Catholic Canossian nun in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. In 2000, she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Early details about Bakhita are not fully known. She was born about 1869 in the western Sudanese region of Darfur; in the village of Olgossa, west of Nyala and close to Mt Agilerei. She belonged to the prestigious Daju people; her well respected and reasonably prosperous father was brother of the village chief. She was surrounded by a loving family of three brothers and three sisters; as she says in her autobiography: "I lived a very happy and carefree life, without knowing what suffering was." Sometime between the age of seven to nine, probably in February 1877, she was kidnapped by Arab slave traders, who already had kidnapped her elder sister two years earlier. She was cruelly forced to walk about 960 kilometers (600 miles) to E...

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