Who was St. Kateri Tekakwitha ?

Lily of the Mohawks

Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized as the first Native North American Saint on October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. In Canada, her feast is celebrated on April 17. She is a symbol of the link between Catholicism and our Aboriginal brothers and sisters, the indigenous people of Canada. As a patron of ecology and the environment, Kateri teaches us how to love and respect the created world and care for it.

(L’OssevatoreRomano, Number 10, March 7, 2012).

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Who was St. Kateri Tekakwitha ?

Lily of the Mohawks

Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized as the first Native North American Saint on October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. In Canada, her feast is celebrated on April 17. She is a symbol of the link between Catholicism and our Aboriginal brothers and sisters, the indigenous people of Canada. As a patron of ecology and the environment, Kateri teaches us how to love and respect the created world and care for it.

(L’OssevatoreRomano, Number 10, March 7, 2012).