Kateri Tekakwitha

Roman Catholic saint

Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 – April 17, 1680) is a Catholic saint who was an Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman.

Portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha (Claude Chauchetière)

Quotes about Kateri Tekakwitha

  • Leading a simple life, Kateri remained faithful to her love for Jesus, to prayer and to daily Mass. Her greatest wish was to know and to do what pleased God. She lived a life radiant with faith and purity. Kateri impresses us by the action of grace in her life in spite of the absence of external help and by the courage of her vocation, so unusual in her culture. In her, faith and culture enrich each other! May her example help us to live where we are, loving Jesus without denying who we are. Saint Kateri, Protectress of Canada and the first native American saint, we entrust to you the renewal of the faith in the first nations and in all of North America! May God bless the first nations!
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