Kateri, known as the Lily of the Mohawks
, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1980 and it has taken 32 years to reach official sainthood.
Here she lived until she died of an illness, celebrated for her kindness and bravery and known as the Lily of the Mohawks
Kateri Tekakwitha, known as Lily of the Mohawks
, was born in 1656 to a Mohawk father and Christian Algonquin mother in present-day New York State.
Catherine Tekakwitha's common sobriquet, The Lily of the Mohawks
, refers to her chastity and may have a racial implication, suggesting that her virtue made her more white than other Mohawks.
The Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks
, is the patron of the environment, people in exile, people ridiculed for their religious beliefs, orphans, and of World Youth Day.
Shunned by her tribe, "the Lily of the Mohawks
," as she became known, settled at the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake on an island south of Montreal.
In her new surroundings, she became known as the Lily of the Mohawks