Monday, September 23, 2019

Saint of the Day – April 17 – Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

The Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is the Patron Saint of

• Ecologists, environmentalists
• Ecology, environment
• Environmentalism
• Exiles
• Against the loss of parents
• Orphans
• people ridiculed for their piety
• Native Americans
• Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha brief life History

Date of Birth 1656 AD
Country of Birth United States of America in North America
Profession Religious ascetic and laywoman
Place of Work Canada
Date of Death 17 April 1680
Place of Death Kahnawake (near Montreal), Quebec, Canada
Feast Day April 17
Beatification By Pope John Paul II on June 22, 1980 in Vatican City
Canonization By Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012 in Vatican City
Patron Saint of • Ecologists, environmentalists
• Ecology, environment
• Environmentalism
• Exiles
• Against the loss of parents
• Orphans
• people ridiculed for their piety
• Native Americans
• Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Short life History

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is also known as
• Catherine Tekakwitha
• Lily of the Mohawks
• Tegakouita, Tegakwitha

Additional Memorial is on 14 July (United States)

• She was the daughter of a Christian Algonquin woman captured by Iroquois and married to a non-Christian Mohawk chief.
• She was orphaned during a smallpox epidemic, which left her with a scarred face and impaired eyesight.
• She converted and baptized in 1676 by Father Jacques de Lamberville, a Jesuit missionary.
• She shunned and abused by relatives for her faith.
• She escaped through 200 miles of wilderness to the Christian Native American village of Sault-Sainte-Marie.
• She took a vow of chastity in 1679.
• She was known for spirituality and austere lifestyle.
• She was miracle worker.
• She was her grave became a pilgrimage site and place of miracles for Christian Native Americans and French colonists.
• She was first Native American proposed for canonization, her cause was started in 1884 under Pope Leo XIII.
• The Tekakwitha Conference, an international association of Native American Catholics and those in ministry with them, was named for her.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 at Osserneon (Auriesville), modern New York, USA and died on 17 April 1680 at Caughnawaga, Canada of natural causes

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha