Kateri Tekakwitha

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Tekakwitha, Kateri or Catherine:

see Kateri TekakwithaKateri Tekakwitha, Saint
or Saint Catherine Tekakwitha,
1656–80, Native American holy woman known as the Lily of the Mohawks, b. Ossernenon (now Auriesville, N.Y.).
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"Saint Kateri Tekakwitha" is a comic book biography of the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk Christian convert and saint, who died April 17, 1680, at the age of 24.
When the Pope announced that Kateri Tekakwitha would be canonized on 21 October 2012, I felt a great joy in my heart.
One of Josephine's personal highlights was traveling last fall to Rome for the canonization Kateri Tekakwitha, 17th-Century Mohawk Indian as the first American Indian Saint.
Native footsteps; along the path of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.
Kateri Tekakwitha, who lived 300 years ago in present-day New York, was orphaned at age 4 after her parents and brother succumbed to smallpox.
Judy Smith-Martin waited 32 years for Kateri Tekakwitha to become the first Mohawk saint.
KATERI TEKAKWITHA A Mohawk/Algonquin, who died at age 24 in 1680 near Montreal, was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct.
Two of the new saints are Americans a Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint and Mother Maria Anna Cope, a 19th century Franciscan nun who cared for lepers in Hawaii a while the others are of French, Philippine, German, Italian and Spanish descent, news agencies reported.
Kateri Tekakwitha, informally known as "Lily of the Mohawks" who has been a symbol of hope for American Indians for centuries, was canonised in a lavish ceremony in St Peter's Square that followed her beatification in 1980 by the late pope John Paul II.
The trek to the "healing waters" of Lac Ste Anne was an especially significant one this year with special homage being paid to the coming canonization of North America's first-ever Aboriginal, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.