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  • Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha: Ex 2.1-15; Matt 11.20-24

    A rose kept alive in history

  • I was loved to hear the stories from my sisters about of the missionary explorers like Issac Jogues, Jean de Brebeuf, Antony Daniel, Jeanne Mance, and Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Kateri Tekakwitha, and the Canadien martyrs.

    Archive 2008-01-06

  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Saint John Neumann, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, and Padre Felix Varela: any one of us could be among them, for there is no stereotype to this group, no single mold.

    Archive 2008-04-20

  • They belong to the generation of men and women who founded and developed the Church of Canada, with Marguerite Bourgeoys, Marguerite d'Youville, Marie of the Incarnation, Marie-Catherine of Saint Augustine, Mgr Francis of Laval, founder of the first diocese in North America, Dina Belanger and Kateri Tekakwitha.

    Archive 2008-06-22

  • Kateri Tekakwitha died on April 17, 1680, at the Ville Marie of St. Francis Xavier, at the age of twenty-four.

    History of American Women

  • Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be declared blessed.

    History of American Women

  • After her second week at Kahnawake, however, she was taken to see the Jesuit, who taught her prayers in Latin and told her about the saintly Macqua woman, Kateri Tekakwitha, whom she should emulate.

    History of American Women

  • I think my mom told me it was supposed to be Kateri Tekakwitha--but she didn't die burned up, so I'm not sure about that.

    Leonard Cohen songs

  • Bishop Aquila recommended that the new parish be named “Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha to honor the young Native American who embraced the Catholic faith and witnessed to it by a life of holiness even in the midst of persecution.”

    Dunseith, ND, parishes to be united under new name

  • Ten years after the martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha was born in the same village in which he died.

    Sts. Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, priests and martyrs and companions, martyrs


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  • She was first celebrated as a saint in the same cathedral that Stravinsky conducted an opera. FireSweetSuite. John Crosby was the founder of the Santa Fe Opera and a friend of Stravinsky.(see photo in visuals). patroness of iroquoisneccessity. (I do fully wonder why and sigh!) (the lil of lily- de -lithefully)

    March 12, 2012

  • Relics? What with all that shrinking she done they must be microscopic by now.

    November 25, 2011

  • Excellent song.

    February 5, 2011

  • You say I took the name in vain
    I don't even know the name
    But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
    There's a blaze of light in every word
    It's doesn't matter which you heard
    The holy or the broken Hallelujah

    February 1, 2011

  • ... Did I say that? I don't even *know* Leonard Cohen.

    February 1, 2011

  • Thanks, chained.

    January 28, 2011

  • I love the list this is on. What a delightful page.

    January 28, 2011

  • Almost by definition.

    January 28, 2011

  • iroquoisy?

    January 28, 2011


    (Also known as Catherine Tegakwitha/Takwita.)

    Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks", and the "Geneviève of New France" an Indian virgin of the Mohawk tribe, born according to some authorities at the Turtle Castle of Ossernenon, according to others at the village of Gandaouge, in 1656; died at Caughnawaga (Kahnawake), Québec, Canada, 17 April, 1680.

    Her mother was a Christian Algonquin who had been captured by the Iroquois and saved from a captive's fate by the father of Tekakwitha, to whom she also bore a son. When Tekakwitha was about four years old, her parents and brother died of small-pox, and the child was adopted by her aunts and a uncle who had become chief of the Turtle clan. Although small-pox had marked her face and seriously impaired her eyesight and her manner was reserved and shrinking, her aunts began when she was yet very young to form marriage projects for her, from which, as she grew older, she shrank with great aversion.

    January 28, 2011