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2022 Assembly

 

SOLWODI Hungary prepares for St. Bakhita Day commemoration in Budapest

 

Agnes Martony

During January 2024 SOLWODI Hungary had a busy period.

We have been called out to give an awareness raising lecture for girls between age 14-18 in a state-run institution. We were jointly invited by the institution and the Franciscan sisters who help with the girls.

Sr. Gabriella and Sr. Judit were talking about Bakhita Josefina, her life, and her journey from slavery to freedom. They also gave a motivational talk about the value of each person and there was a Q&A session afterword. Small, donated notebooks were presented to the girls as a gift from SOLWODI Hungary. We think it was a successful visit as not just the teachers and the leaders of the institution were very keen to get more information about trafficking, but some girls also wanted a follow up from us. We hope that this was not a once-off visit in the institution but that we could keep the contact with them.

At the moment, we are busy preparing our St. Bakhita day in Budapest. We will have our yearly commemorative mass at 18:00 CET on Thursday 8th February 2024 in the Jesus Szive Templom (1085 Budapest, Mária utca 25). Mass will be celebrated by Fr.Gabor Bellovics SJ and will be an hour of adoration afterwards.

Everyone is welcome!