MARLBOROUGH - Sister Laurette Germain, known in religion as Sister Mary Catherine Tekakwitha
, died Monday, Jan.
Les quatre suites d'illustrations realisees par Beaulac pour Levesque comprennent un hors-texte, dix vignettes et quatre culs-de-lampe pour L'Evangile dans la vie scoute catholique du pere franciscain Vincent (ne Vincent Belanger), six hors-texte pour Montcalm se fache d'Harry Bernard, ainsi que trois bandeaux histories pour La vie inspiree de Jeanne Mance de Pierre Benoit et La vie gracieuse de Catherine Tekakwitha
de Juliette Lavergne.
But it is her reading of earlier portraiture across the Americas, focusing on Claude Chauchetiere's famous painting of Catherine Tekakwitha
as well as two remarkable monja coronada [crownednun] paintings of Indigenous nuns, that leads us most effectively beyond the "deceit of visibility." One of the challenges of this approach is to deal with the desire to gauge what is truly Indian and what is European in these paintings.
Cholenec, Pierre, S.J., 1686, La vie de Catherine Tekakwitha
, premiere vierge Iroquoise.
(15) Allan Greer, Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha
and the Jesuits (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Greer does indeed focus on individual "lives," and by addressing the specific concerns of each, gradually creates the mosaic that is the life of Catherine Tekakwitha
(Kateri Tegakouita [1656-80]), "Saint of the Mohawks."
, a Mohawk convert who followed a life of penance and chastity without having taken formal religious vows, died in April 1680; after her death, Indigenous women of New France described Catherine's "apparitions" to them in which she bid farewell and rose into heaven (Greer, Mohawk Saint 19).
Allan Greer has described this book as a "dual biography" of the famous Blessed Catherine Tekakwitha
and her hagiographer, the Jesuit priest Claude Chauchetiere.
Palafox: Metaphorical Images of Disputed Sainthood"; Julia Boss, "Writing a Relic: The Uses of Hagiography in New France"; Allan Greet, "Iroquois Virgin: The Story of Catherine Tekakwitha
in New France and New Spain"; Kathleen Ann Myers, "'Redeemer of America': Rosa de Lima (1586-1617), the Dynamics of Identity, and Canonization"; and William B.