Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Painting by Father Chauchetière between 1682-1693

Today is the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks. She is the first Native American to be named Blessed; Popoe John Paul II beatified her in June of 1980. As a young girl, she suffered the hostility of her tribe because of her faith. She had great devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist and to Christ crucified. You can read more about this saintly young woman here.
She died at the young age of 24.

The Communion of Saints is one of the treasures of our Catholic faith; may Bl. Kateri be a model for all young people to live chastley no matter what those around them may say.


Father covered some of this at Mass this morning. It's astounding because of the time she lived in. Amazing faith! Thanks.