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Lily of the Mohawks - The Story of St. Kateri

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Even before Kateri Tekakwithas canonization on October 21, 2012, many had been inspired by the story of the young Native American mystic who lived in the Mohawk Valley during the seventeenth century. With Emily Cavins's skill for weaving together historical facts and a compelling story, readers will discover Kateris path to sainthood against the backdrop of her life as a Native American in New York. These pages will reveal:

  • What led to Kateris desire to become a Christian
  • Her piety and self-denial in the face of persecution and illness
  • Her impact on the Catholic Mohawk community
  • The long road to sainthood, including two miracles attributed to Kateri
  • More than just a compelling story of Kateris short life, readers will also learn how to avail themselves of Kateris intercession, why Kateri has become known as the patron saint of the environment, and of her connection to St. Francis of Assisi.

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/14

Patron Of: ecology, environment

Also known as
  •  Catherine Tekakwitha
  •  Lily of the Mohawks
  •  Tegakouita
  •  Tegakwitha
  • 14 July
Daughter of a Christian Algonquin woman captured by Iroquois and married to a non-Christian Mohawk chief. Orphaned during a smallpox epidemic, which left her with a scarred face and impaired eyesight. Converted and baptized in 1676 by Father Jacques de Lamberville, a Jesuit missionary. Shunned and abused by relatives for her faith. Escaped through 200 miles of wilderness to the Christian Native American village of Sault-Sainte-Marie. Took a vow of chastity in 1679. Known for spirituality and austere lifestyle. Miracle worker. Her grave became a pilgrimage site and place of miracles for Christian Native Americans and French colonists. First Native American proposed for canonization, her cause was started in 1884 under Pope Leo XIII. The Tekakwitha Conference, an international association of Native American Catholics and those in ministry with them, was named for her.

  • 1656 at Osserneon (Auriesville), modern New York, USA
  • 17 April 1680 at Caughnawaga, Canada
  • 3 January 1943
  • 22 June 1980 by Pope John Paul II
  • 21 October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI

  • ecologists
  • ecology
  • environment
  • environmentalism
  • environmentalists
  • exiles
  • loss of parents
  • people ridiculed for their piety

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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