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Thank you for visiting our pages. We would love it if you would Add your name & email address to this guestbook.
Merci bien d'avoir visité notre site. Veuillez signer la liste des visiteurs, en ajoutant votre nom et adresse de couriel.
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012
Subject: Guest book for Kateri Tekakwitha

Hello, I would like you to please add my name to Blessed Kateri Tekakwithas' guest book.
Woodbury Ct. USA

I have been raised Roman Catholic and because I looked American Indian as a baby, the name Kateri Tekakwitha was one I heard often growing up. When I was confirmed in the Catholic church, Tekawitha, was the "saint" of choice for my confirmation name. I find peace and calm when I pray to her. God Bless you all for remembering her and in your journey to name her Saint Tekakwitha.

Briana Marie Von Sudsburg Tekawitha

From: tish tish
Subject: Bl. KT
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:06:34 +0000

Thank you for your comprehensive website on Bl. Kateri. I'm fascinated by the proper pronunciation of her name and hope that many more will learn to say it correctly. Today is my birthday so I feel a special connection to Bl. Kateri. Although I converted to Catholicism only 3 years ago, I think I have always had a connection with her during my life. Her sanctity is an encouragement to Christians everywhere. God bless, Tish

From: "Patricia Parchinski"
Subject: Guestbook
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:44:42 -0400

Deacon and Mrs. Paul Parchinski
West Deptford, NJ USA

Thankful to have found this website.
Happy Feast Day,Blessed Kateri !

From: patricia bowles
Subject: guest book
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 19:28:33 +0000

Hello there my name is Patricia Bowles/O'Reilly from Dublin Ireland. I came across Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha on the net. I looked up your web page tonight and it is brilliant, have being trying to spread devotation of Blessed Kateri here in dublin, I know there are 2 feast days but was just wondering if here in Ireland we should celebrate it july the 14th? Hope all is well in your part of the world lots of love light and blessings to you all x.

From: "Melissa Solares"
Subject: Kateri Tekakwitha guestbook comment
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 22:57:33 -0400

Hi Norm,

I discovered your website a couple months ago, but never got around to signing your guestbook until now. Since the "signing the guestbook" feature isn't working, I'm sending you the comment via email instead like you wanted:

I just wanted to say that your webpage to Blessed Kateri is wonderful. I have loved Kateri Tekakwitha's story ever since I discovered her as young girl (I'm 32 now) and always had a devotion to her growing up. I read a number of books about her life, did reports on her in Catholic grade school, read, and chose her as my confirmation saint when I received the sacrament at age 16. In fact my love for this wonderful native saint is so great that I named my firstborn daughter after her who was born on December 17, 2007. My baby girl, Kateri Elena is 4 months old now! Thank you again for such a beautiful and informative website. I have bookmarked the page for future reference to teach my daughter all about her patron saint when she is older!

Melissa Solares
(Bowie, Maryland, USA)

From: "Dee"
Subject: guestbook
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 06:41:23 -0500

Today was the first day I visited your site after praying the chaplet to Kateri. I adore your necklace that you made in honor of kateri and would like to know if I can purchase one. I also would like to be added to your guestbook and any mailing lists available.


Thank you so much

Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 01:24:34 -0500
From: "heather ansert"
Subject: webpage guestbook addition request

Dear Sir,

Please add my name and contact information to your guestbook. I attempted to do so, but the webpage prevented it.

Happy Holidays!
Heather J. Ansert

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 23:58:29 EST
Subject: guestbook


I am Daniel Francis Driscoll. I am the 9th Great grand son of Jean Cote and Anne Martin. actually Jean is my grand parent about 14 different times. I was born in New Hampshire, but now live in Geargia. I find your site to be very interesting. It make my ancestor into real instead of just a name on a chart.

From: "Pete Lefebvre"
Subject: Guestbook
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 07:57:53 -0700

Thanks Norm, for all the years. I have enjoyed all the articles, and will miss Louis Dubrule (my 2nd cousin) stories, and the occasional story from my uncle, Donald Lefebvre. Aside from emails between one another, the stories linked the wonderful history that was ours to share amongst Family, until your site. You have been a wonderful link for all our ancestors on both sides of the border.

Peter Lefebvre

Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 09:14:37 -0500

Dear Norm:

For the sake of all your work on behalf of your cousin, Kateri s Cannonization, I pray for you to continue with your work.
It is not easy to work for the Creator on behalf of all; there are many who try to set up traps so that we will fall; (Jesus Himself fell 3 times on His journey to Golgatha; Our Lamb was an inspiration to us all).
Regardless of my 2 surgeries (right & left hands for carpal tunnel) I have never forgotten that I promised you I d work on a portrait of Kateri; (and God willing), before it is my time to go home, I intend to do just that!
There is a chain-of-command with regard to who goes home and when; whether it s Mother Theresa, Princess Dianna, Pope John Paul, or Sister Lucy; all reaching out for each other to enter God s kingdom&.. and as Sister Lucy (one of the three children of Fatima) quoted; It is diabolical disorientation with regard to the destruction of the churches.
,You keep going, Warrior! We are behind you! Your crown awaits you in God s kingdom.

Ami, Dee

From: Jocelyne Généreux
Subject: livre des visiteurs...
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 04:48:26 +0000

Comme je suis à tenter de trouver mes racines amérindiennes par mon arr.arr.grand-mêre, Marie Paquin, inutile de vous dire que tout ce qui touche aux Métis et Amérindiens suscitent mon intérêt.
Surtout que les informations concernant ces autochtones qui ont assimilés par la christianisation, comme Marie Paquin, sont plus que...........bien cachées!
Je ne désespère pas! J'y arriverai.....seule ou avec de l'aide on verra!
Merci pour votre site
Jocelyne Généreux, Montréal

Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 17:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: melody guillory
Subject: My visit to the Sundance site

Min. Melody Guillory, Benton, LA (USA) Email:, I have just returned from a Native American vision quest 3 days/2 nights and Blessed Kateri appeared to me as my spirit guide in the wilderness. I am so honored because I left the Catholic church to pursue my vocation in ministry and she first appeared to me in a dream vision when I was age 24. I am now age 48 and have many prophetic gifts by GOD'S grace. I am not sure what her return to me is for but, I will continue to visit the site and look forward to hearing from you in the future. Oh, I am a Counselor/Clergy for Women's Ministry working w/ females in substance abuse and addictive behaviors. God Bless!

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 20:19:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: p parker
Subject: kateri

Bonsoir, je m'appelle Pepper Cash, and I enjoyed reading your page! I'm a Pawnee girl who converted to Catholicism a year ago and I'm happy that I did so, knowing there is a native saint makes me feel closer to my chosen faith. Thank you for all the wonderful information about her, that I will share with other people! I would like to ask you if you still make any more of the special Kateri necklaces? I would love to have one; how much do you charge? Also, if you could put my info in your guestbook I would appreciate it!

Pepper Cash
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Thank you for the info on such a rare person!

From: "Kevin B Hale"
Subject: Blessed Kateri
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 13:03:13 GMT

Dear Friends, I pray with all of you that Blessed Kateri may soon be canonized and recognized by the church universal. Kevin Hale, Illinois, USA

From: "Janet"
Subject: re: Kateri Tekakwitha
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 22:46:22 -0400

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is a BEAUTIFUL website! I can't stop looking at it. I belong to a small secular institute called Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified and all of us pray to Kateri every day. Keep up the good work.

Janet Chipukites
St. Clair Shores, Mi

Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 19:42:13 -0400
Subject: Guest book

Dear Sir/Madame:

I just discovered this wonderful website. I belong to the Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified. We are a very small secular Institute found that for persons with disabilities who wish to live a vowed life and the world.Kateri Tekakwitha is a patroness of our Institute.

My e-mail address is

May God continue to bless your ministry.

In Jesus crucified,

Louise Principe, FMJC

From: "shona Desbiens"
Subject: pls add to your guestbook
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 09:42:00 -0400

Hello all,

What a fantastic website, I've spent hours reading all your information. I have been doing research on my husband's family, Mousseau. So far there has been no fruit from my labour, the only info I have is that his Gr. Grandfather was Jeremie Mousseau, born in Canada. No living relatives either! I have been feeling very very discouraged but you have inspired me to continue with my search. Thank you for sharing your ancestry.

Shona Desbiens
Georgetown, Ontario

Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:56:29 -0700 (PDT)


Please add me to your guest book.

Mike Wallace

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 08:03:51 -0400
From: Bill Geneau
Subject: Guest book


You may add my Name to your guest book. I have been doing research for more than 30 years. My current Family Name is GENEAU but was previously BERGERON. My present interest is focused on years 1790 to 1850 in Northern N.B. and P.E.I., and the Name spellings Jeanotte and Jeneaux.

William (Bill) Geneau

From: Ladypatriciao
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 07:41:45 EDT
Subject: Information

What a beautiful website.

If anyone has had a favorable cure attributed to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, please notify the following:
Monsignor Paul A. Lenz
Vice-Postulator for the
Cause of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Office of the Vice-Postulator
2021 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-4207

Free pamphlets on her life and prayer cards are also available.

From: "donneharmon"
Subject: Your web site
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 19:51:27 -0500

Today I learned of your web site from a dear friend, Mr. Jacques Dunant. He sent me copies of three articles which he had written on Pierre Boucher and the children of his son, Jean. My late husband, Dr. Weldon DeMunbrun, of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. A. was a descendent of Timothe' Boucher Sieur de Montbrun. He was a long time president of the Society of the same name and accomplished the erection of a magnificent statue of Timothy on the bank of the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1996. Our family has enjoyed many visits and communications with our Canadian cousins as a result of Weldon's dedication to genealogic research. We miss him a great deal, but are sure that he is now enjoying the company of Timothy himself. Thank you for including this information in your Guestbook.

Donne DeMunbrun Harmon, M. D.

From: "clem"
Subject: Guestbook
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 09:53:46 -0700


I stumbled on your site and I find it very interesting. My Acadian ancestor was Hilaire CLEMENT who was deported to St-Malo France in 1758. He sailed to LA on the Le St-Remi in 1785 with his two children, Marie (10) and Jean-Hilaire (8).

Currie Beniot CLEMENT

Tucson, Arizona

From: "Aimee Ste. Marie"
Subject: greetings
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007

My name is Aimee Ste. Marie and I was searching for relatives in Canada and spotted your inspirational website.
It shows me I can find my relatives.
My grandfather's name was Alziore Clement and my other Grandfather s name was Romeo Ste. Marie. My grandmothers last names were Heinault and Sauve. ( I think changed from Sauvage or Savage)
I found a few of their last names on your site. I ve never seen so many beautiful pages of ancestry, so easy to read. I am finding a difficult time locating someone to do research on my metis family. They moved from Canada because they had to. They found they couldn t own land anymore.
So they left many relatives.
I love your website. I hope it is always online for people to see and read.

Aimee Ste. Marie

Thomas W. Keeney
15102 Carnell Street
Whittier, CA 90603
562-693-1504 hm
562-254-1701 cell
213-452-3875 office

From: "Serge"
To: "KessinnimekRoots"
Subject: Re: December issue - parution décembre Kessinnimek-Roots-Racines
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 21:06:52 -0600

Cher Ami,

Je te remercie de me porter toujours sur ta liste de diffusion. La parution décembre de Késsinnimek - Roots - Racines m'a reconduis aux beaux temps de ma jeunesse, au réveillon de Noël et l'attente de la bénédiction paternelle du jour de l'an. Des souvenirs et paroles à retenir.

Joyeux Noël et Bonne et Heureuse Année à toi et aux tiens!


Dear Friend,

Thanks for keeping me on your mailing list. The December issue of Késsinnimek - Roots - Racines brought me back to the good times of my youth, to the Christmas "réveillon" and the anticipation of the Paternal Benediction on New Year's day. Memories and words to remember.

Merry Christms and a Happy New Year to you and to yours!


From: "Judith Krug"
To: "Norm Leveillee"
Subject: September newsletter
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 14:46:47 -0700


Please pass my compliments on to your guest writer, Louise Dubrule. Her story regarding Mama's Kitchen brought back so many memories of my mother and grandmother. It was wonderful to know someone else had known the joy of growing up in a similar environment as myself. The aroma of fresh baked bread invaded my senses and I headed for my kitchen to create something special.

Dear cousin, I read all of your newsletter each and every month and get so much enjoyment from your very diversified writers. This special article by Louise was one of the few times that I felt compelled to tell the author how she had touched my heart.

A Theroux Cousin,
>Judith (Gallant> Krug
El Cajon, Ca.

From: "Jessica Herbold"
Subject: guestbook entry information
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:37:16 -0500

I love your site. Kateri is one of my two favorite Saints and I hope she will be canonized soon. When I got confirmed eight years ago I chose her for my Confirmation saint. Some of the other kids thought I was nuts, but I think she is a very cool person. Your site has allowed me to learn more about her. My confirmation teacher did not know much about her so I am glad that someone has taken the time to make such an informative site available for people to learn about her. I pray that she will be canonized soon. Bless you for doing such a good job on this site.

Jessica Herbold

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 00:25:42 EDT

Dear Norm,

My name is Bill Frates and I write you from Hingham, Massachusetts. I wanted to thank you so much for your incredible site devoted to my dear "sister" Blessed Kateri.

It would take me several pages to describe the vast ways she has interceded for me in such beautiful ways. In the brief period that I have come to know and love her she continually guides me and blesses me with truly concrete signs that she is hearing my prayers. It is to the point now that I laugh to myself every time she makes it unmistakably clear that she is near.

I wanted to know if you knew of any site or store where I might find prayer cards which pray for her intercession and Canonization. I would like to buy some in bulk and place them in one of the Churches that I attend. They have baskets where I can place them where the parishioners could take them for free. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also which book would you suggest that would cover the details of her life and spirituality.

Thank you so very much for your devotion to our Saint Kateri! It has been a joy to discover more about her.

God Bless You for loving the Eternal Creator through her,

Bill Frates

If you could, would you remember my son Christian in your prayers. He is nine and autistic.

Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 21:10:19 EDT
Subject: Bl. Kateri

I love Blessed Kateri, the Lily of the Mohawks, and pray that she will be canonized soon. Every year I tell the Confirmation candidates (Confirmandi) about her life, especially how she avoided wedding the Native American brave.

Anne Marie s.f.o.
Brookfield Conn. USA

Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 14:35:53 -0400
From: Bridget
Subject: Suzanne


As always, I enjoyed your article in the July issue of Késsinnimek - Roots - Racines Thanks for all your efforts to promote honest, accurate research.

I was particularly interested because of your references to Francois Marie and Constant de Lignery. Francois Marie Marchand de Lignery was my 6th great grandfather. I will have to get a copy of the act to add his signature (at the age of 14) to my files.

Thank you.


Date: June 18, 2006

I have had a special place in my heart for Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha ever since I was a small girl and saw her painting on the ceiling of our Cathedral in Alexandria, LA (it has since been painted over.) My mother knew her name and that was about it! I am so happy to have found your website! My devotion to Bl. Kateri will only grow, I'm sure! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful website with us!

Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha pray for us!

Susan DeFanti

Subject: Signing Guestbook
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 17:46:37 -0400

Aho to my First American friends! My name is Suzanne E. Hatcher and my email is! If there is anyway for me to help our first american brothers and sisters let me know please! Goodbye and may the Lord Bless and Keep You All!

Suzanne E. Hatcher

Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 08:48:17 EDT
Subject: Guestbook

You have a beautiful site for a Blessed Patron

Patti Boyett
North Little Rock, AR

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 10:25:32 +1100 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
From: "Susan Storey"
Subject: guestbook

My daughter and I are from Victoria, Australia and have had an unusual relationship with Blessed Kateri!!!!!!!.

One day,when Suzanne(my second daughter)was a little girl,I happened to buy a childrens book about the life of Blessed Kateri for her......I thought Kateri looked like our surprise on reading the book when I got home we found that it was Kateri's feast day that very day April 17th. She became special to us but somehow we forgot about the date of her feast(that seems strange but I don't kow why we forgot ) .

About 10 years went by and we were living in Ohio , USA(due to my husbands job) , Suzanne was having difficulties so I went to the Catholic store there and found myself coming home with an adult book about Blessed Kateri for her...........we were amazed to find, once again, that it was Kateri's feast day April 17th. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just last week a friend came to me at Church saying she had picked a saint for me to look after me for the year ......what do you know------ it's Blessed Kateri!!!!!!! this lady knew nothing of our experienes of Kateri. I would like to give my email address and my daughter's email is

From: "Diane Szabo"
Subject: Genealogy Research Material
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 07:29:34 -0800

Hello, Friends,

I thought I'd tell you about the availability of a great research CD that just became available. You may already know of Normand Léveillée and his excellent website, Késsinnimek-Roots-Racines. Norm publishes a monthly newsletter on his website which is full of articles submitted by guest authors. Many of these articles are of family trees and I have found many that have helped me fill in the blanks of missing data. And, I've found many new cousins as a result. The newsletter began in 2003 and continues each month.

Because of web site space constraints, Norm has had to copy to CD every article from first publication to current, and this CD is now available for purchase for a modest $35.00. I have an advance copy of the CD and it is wonderful. Soon (March 2006), all of the past newsletters will be removed from the website and will no longer be available to the general public. It is for this reason that I am letting you know about the availability of the CD. I have no vested interest in the selling of the CD - I'm only doing this as a favor to Norm - and to you. It is an excellent opportunity for you to add to your genealogy resources collection.

If you are interested, you can find the order form at:

Happy researching.

From: "tina emley"
Subject: guestbook
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:53:42 -0500

Hi.. My name is Tina Emley, I am researching my husbands ancestors Antaya dit email is and I live in Markstay, ON

Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:23:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gail Wills
Subject: signing the guest book

Charles and Gail Wills

So much interested in our Native American Ancestry. The story and life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is so inspiring and we plan to incorporate her in our lifestyle.

Thank you very much
God Bless

Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 10:28:58 -0500
Subject: Bl Kateri, pray for us .........

Dear Friend,

In looking for a prayer to Bl Kateri, I found your beautiful website.

Our family's surname is French and I have learned that our ancestor, Michel Saindon, came to Canada in the 1600s. We also know that his wife was Huron but we do not have record of her name.

Our family lives very near the boundary of the Oneida Nation near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

I have already received a great favor through Kateri's intercession. My daughter suffered from acne and depression and is now much improved. I read that Kateri's smallpox scars disappeared upon her death and so I felt that Kateri would have sympathy for my daughter's skin troubles and sadness.

Now I am in need of another favor from dear little Kateri. My friend (Carolyn) is dealing with a serious and deadly cancer, sarcoma. She has survived the removal of a lung and is facing radiation therapy but the prognosis is not good. I am starting an email novena to Kateri and have invited many people to join me.

Please pray for Carolyn Baird's cure from cancer. Carolyn's surgeon (Dr. Edward Coleman) prayed to Kateri immediately before beginning surgery upon her. What a grace! And he has recommended praying to Kateri in this particular case.

Blessed Kateri, pray for us.

Peggy Saindon

Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:21:33 EDT
Subject: For the Guest Book

Cher Copain,

Félicitations pour toutes tes efforts. Bonne Lecture à Tous,


Petite Cousine de loin,

Rita Roy Drouin

Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 01:37:15 -0800
From: d & j haley
Subject: Spam Alert: Signing Your Guest Book

Name: Joyce Marie Haley nee Casper
E-mail: or
Anchorage, Alaska USA

I enjoyed looking through your ancestry web site. I am a 10th great-granddaughter of Bertrand Fafard dit LaFramboise and Marie Sedilot descended from their son Jean-Baptiste.

It is obvious that family is very important to you because you have done so very much work. Thank you for including such a variety of information and sites to visit.

From: "Ilene Thevenot"
Subject: Thank you
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 02:48:13 -0500

I was looking for Louis Girouard born Sept 1876 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, who is my maternal grandfather, and came upon your unbelievable site. I didn't find Louis, but felt connected by the fact that your ancestors as well as mine were Acadians.

The most surprising thing, however, was the info on Brother Andre and Blessed Kateri as well as Sr. Belanger. Our cultural connection over the miles from Manitoba Canada to French (Canadian) New England was overwhelming. Miles and citizenship seem insignificant in this context.

Merci beaucoup. Ton beau travail m'a touché le coeur.

Maurice Thevenot

From: "Alys Monod"
Subject: Guest Book
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:45:27 -0700

Alys Monod
Oyama, BC

I look forward to visiting your site. Our interest is in Modeste LeTellier who m 1 1836 James Lloyd of Twickenham, England and after his death, 2 Felix Balet of Saintines, Oise. She was born in Torigny sur Vire, Manche 1811.

Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 20:16:54 -0400
Subject: LaPan

Hi, I would like to sign the Guestbook. I am descended from the same line as Charlene Gaboriault. We share the same ancestrel Grandfather (diffrent Grandmother). I am so excited to find this site with so much information of our family.

Debra Fay LaPan

From: "Ellen De Rosa"
Subject: Re: Guestbook
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 10:33:51 -0400

Name: Ellen De Rosa
Country USA
State: Connecticut
Town: Morris

From: "Micheline Charette"
Subject: liste des visiteurs
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 19:43:02 -0300


Très intéressant, j'ai mis cette page à mes favoris.
Very interesting, I've included this page among my favorite bookmarks.

Micheline Charette

From: "ddevans"
Subject: Guestbook!!
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 11:09:15 -0700

I LOVE your website...many questions answered! I am a direct descendant of Jacques Lambert & Marie Louis Danis...Thank you for all your very hard work and especially for sharing. My name is Danelle Poole Evans, I live in Washington State, USA.

My email is

From: "jsherwin"
Subject: register in guestbook
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 00:01:25 -0700

John Williams Sherwin jr >br?E-mail:
Deerfield descendant of Eunice Williams

Hope to learn more of where I come from in following my ancestry, I believe that this in part defines my character as my past is what makes me who I am today.

From: (Rosie & Vigo)
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 18:38:03 -0400
Subject: guest book

Hi, my name is Vigo Johansen, and my email is I wish you all a happy 4th and may god be with you all


From: "R.Martins"
Subject: As per your request
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 15:10:13 +0100

Ray Martins
United Kingdom

I do find these pages, received monthly, most interesting.

From: "Juliana L'Heureux"
Subject: A terrific Roots in July
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 18:30:54 -0400

Friends, do check out Norm Leveillee's "Roots" this month (July). It's always been a top notch e-publication (e-zine), but this month's issue is a sparkler. I loved Charleen Touchette's "She Came to me in a Dream" and "Wal-Mart" writing, and, of course, Henri Gosselin's continuation of his ancestor's history. All the articles are excellent.

Happy Fourth of July and Independence Day to everyone.


From: "George"
Subject: Guest Book
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 11:22:22 -0400

George Durant
Middleboro MA, USA

Your site is a beautiful tribute to Blessed Kateri. May her holy name and life be heard thru-out the world and in our hearts.

From: "MOM"
Subject: Spam Alert: Darlene
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:31:24 -0400

First of all I have to say WOW what a beautiful site. It show the countless hours you have spent on it. I am related to some of the people in your site it was very interesting to see their names in it. I have been trying to get information on a few of my lines. Mousseau, Lajeunesse, Lariviere, Raymond, Lachance, Pepin/Lachance, Lacelle, Laliberte, Desjardins just to name a few. So I do know the work that it takes to get what is needed. You have done a fabulous job. Congratulation and pat yourself on the back.

Darlene McKerral

From: "diane gamache"
Subject: Re: genealogy my lineage
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 03:00:36 +0000


Je suis émerveillée par le beau site et toutes les historiques et documentations.

Quel beau travail. Je pourrais passer des heures jours après jours juste en les accompagnant dans leurs histores.


Toutes mes 4 et plus lignées semblent se retrouver comme si la vie revenait et dessinait un CERCLE. Peut-être nous rencontrons nous, éternellement dans un renouvelement à tous les 100 ans.

I am amazed at the beautiful site and all the history and documentation.

What beautiful work. I can spend hours day after day just following them in their history.


All my 4 and more lineages seem to find themselves as if life came back and drew a CIRCLE. Maybe we will all meet each other, eternally in a renewal every 100 years.


From: "Juliana L'Heureux"

Subject: Friends

Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 20:18:23 -0400

Hi Norm, thanks so much for posting your wonderful 3-magazine Roots on Friends-L. I really enjoy reading your monthly journal. It takes a lot of work and deication and expertise to keep such a classy effort going.

Thanks (Merci)

From: "Albert E Philippon"
Subject: From My Point of View
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 22:33:50

I read with fond memories of the article written by Simone Cormier, From my Point of View, as I also lived on that farm during that period. I only wish I had such a vivid memory of my younger past years.

Well written Simone - thank you for the memories.

Albert E Philippon

Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 14:48:55 -0400
From: Luci [Landry] Ortner from Sarasota Florida USA

What a beautiful and educational web site you have. Some of the contributors that I recognize I consider as among the most knowledgable writers I have come across in various lists.

Thank you for this tremendous endeavor.

Thank you for hosting such a great web site. I know how much time and effort it takes to keep something like that going.


Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 00:14:02 EST
Subject: Guest Book


I have finally relocated your web site .
Please add my name and info in your guest book.

R. CrazyCrow Nordin ( Gauthier )

From: "Richard Payne"
To: "Norm"
Subject: Re: Signing the guest book
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:59:43 -0700

Dear Norm:

I am so amazed by the art inspired by this very special lady. As they are published I will of course encourage the publisher to allow you to reprint them on your site or link to theirs.

I am looking to include every statue, every painting, every mural, every stained glass window that is of any importance in the article....with a sentence or two about the artists....I was close friends with Iron Eyes Cody and his wife Birdie and my first experience of art was the John Steele painting which used Birdie as a seems to be among the most used image. If you'll give me a snail mail name and address I will send you a print of one of my most favorite prints, by Colorado artist Dorothy M. Speiser, then there is the work of Tim Schmalz which moved me to tears and the work of Estella Loretto which is very impressive. In a word i would love to share. I need names and addresses of artists so I can obtain their permission to use their work. Any help you can give would be so appreciated.

Your website is a wonderful tribute to Kateri...thanks for the insight.


From: "Richard Payne"
Subject: Signing the guest book
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:26:32 -0700

Greetings from Owl's Nest on the beautiful Cache Le Poudre River near LaPorte Colorado in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. My name is Richard Aubrey Payne and I am a freelance writer working on a piece about the art inspired by Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (the books with the illustrations, the paintings, the statues, the stained glass windows, the jewelry and the murals painted on walls) and the artists that create them. Please feel free to share your insight, ideas, thoughts, facts, names & addresses of contacts and people in the know about such subjects, I will do a series of articles, and perhaps one day a book on this fascinating subject. My address is Post Office Box 991, LaPorte, CO. 80535, email at and my sincere best wishes for all who enter here....and may God Bless each of you!

With Love,
R. Aubrey Payne

Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 17:32:00 -0500

From: Barbara De Mase

Subject: The French Canadian Textile Worker

I thoroughly enjoyed the "French Canadian Textile Worker". I was born in Cohoes, N.Y., a textile town, at one time famous for the Harmony Mills. I lived near the mill houses that were used by the mill workers. My neighborhood was French Canadian and many of the parents of the children I went to school with only spoke French. This article brought back many memories.

Barbara (Bissonnette) De Mase
Charlotte, N.C. (formerly of Cohoes, N.Y.)

From: "William A. Donovan"
Subject: Lily of the Mohawks
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 17:44:59 -0500

Thank you for your devotion and work. I entered "Lily of the Mohawks" into my Ask Jeeves search bar and many wonderful sources were displayed. Yours is outstanding! The story of Blessed Kateri was taught to us as children at St. Boniface School in Rochester, N.Y. in the '40's. She is such a model and inspiration. Our land was pristine and virginal at the time of her life, but the evil in men's hearts was already casting a grim shadow over everything pure and beautiful, which she has come to symbolize. How many souls must have been led to God because of her! [...] I was so moved reading the website I was silently crying. Does this happen to others? Thank you for furthering the devotion so well.

Bill Donovan

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:09:38 -0500
Subject: Kateri Guestbook

My name is Mary Foster, and I live in New Jersey, USA. I have had a devotion to Kateri since my youth, and I ask now for her prayers as well as the prayers of anyone who sees this message and of the entire communion of saints. I need a miracle in my life, and I know that only God can help me. Please, everyone, intercede with Him on my behalf.

Thank you.

Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 14:10:44 -0800 (PST)
From: lou & moe
Subject: November issue

Salut, mon ami!

Again, I must tell you how much I enjoy reading every word in your publication, and I never fail to learn something new. It was interesting to learn the specifics of an ocean voyage in the 1700's, and I wonder if my early ancestor was nearly as comfortable when he was exiled to "New France" c. 1730. (More about him, perhaps, in another article).

I have forgotten how I found your site, and I suspect that a very distant relative, Jean Marie Picard, steered me in your direction. In any case, I am very happy to have made the connection and I look forward to a great many other issues.

Most sincerely, and merci bien
Louise Dubrule

Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004
From: luanne
Subject: your online magazine

Hi Norm,
I have been reading your online magazine for about a year now, and I just wanted to tell you how much I look forward to reading it each month. I appreciate the fact that most of the articles appear in English as I do not read French. It is always interesting and I learn something new each time. You and the contributing authors do a great service. Thanks Norm.

Luanne Hamel

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 17:32:01 -0400 From: Bob Deguise Subject: Web Site

I kind of stumble onto your wonderful magazine.
I found two sisters of 10 grandmother; Marie Ann Morin who married my 10 grandfather, Guillaume Deguise.

Thank You,

Robert Deguise

From: "bmeunier"
Subject: What a treasure
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004

Dear Norm,

Although I had subscribed to Késsinnimek - Roots- Racines quite a while ago with the best of intentions of reading it when time permitted, the opportunity blessedly presented itself today. The better part of this rainy afternoon has been spent reading the latest issue as well as catching up on the past issues. What a treasure! And in spite of eye strain at this point, I feel so uplifted..... I would like your permission to include a link on our web site so that others can share in this trove.

Thanks so much...

Bernadette D. Meunier
Vice President
French Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut

From: "Mink"
Subject: Guest Book
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 22:33:27 -0400


Thank you greatly for your websites! You have put in a huge amount of research and your work will continue to interest generations to come.

Thank you,
Mindy (Melinda)

From: "Kat"
Subject: Guestbook
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 22:34:41 -0600

Kathryn Patterson Egbert
Soda Springs, Idaho, USA
Pierre COUC, Marie MITE8AMEG8K8E.
8th Great Grand Parents.

Hello Norm,

Enjoying your site very much.
I've just recently stumbled through a wall that was tuff climbing over and thankful to find you and your web pages.

Thank you so much for posting all the devoted work and your sharing with others.

God Bless,

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 20:37:15 EDT

Kwai Norm;

Please post this in the Guestbook section of Roots.

I want to extend my most sincere public thanks to you Norm L.

For Everyone;

Norm Leveillee was completely selfless in in his translation of a portion of my family's Metis history into French. He accurately translated our origins in the natives of old Acadie, ultimately meeting their destiny in the area of Lac Temiscouta, l'Isle Verte and Cacouna following their forceful removal from their traditional homelands circa 1755.

Norm Leveillee was the single medium between me and his cousin M Pierre Montour Directeur de la Corporation. I am extremely gratefully to Norm for his unquestioning kindness and support. May I suggest that pehaps his exceptional kindnness is attributable to his Patron Saint?

May you live long and well Norm!

Ray Lussier

Subject: [FRANCO] Re: The August issue of roots is out
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 09:08:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rosie C

Thank you for leading me to this web page! While browsing there, I found this heart-tugging, life-sobering message I had not seen before! You can read it at this URL > < "I Was There"

Rose Couture in Michigan

From: Donna
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 18:10:35 EDT
Subject: Your Web Spot

Hi! I was looking at your website about Kateri and it's great! So much information and nicely put together. I especially liked the genealogy part of it--we may be related somewhere down the line! My family comes from Quebec around Lacolle and Cantic. I noticed there were a few Menards in the genealogy page. My last name is Menard and my GGrandfather was Arsene Urgel Menard (With the accent on the E). They say mostly all the Menards in Quebec are related some how along the line.

I have been interested in Kateri a long time. I feel a special bind to her--I don't know why! I had asked to her help my sister out (she just had a breast biopsy done and I was praying to Kateri to let there be nothing wrong with her--and she answered my prayers! The report came back fine today.

So thank you for having this website and thank you for reading this.

Donna Menard
Rutherford NJ

From: "Deborah Crawford" Subject: A quick thanks! Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 19:44:01 -0400

Just a brief note to tell you how much I am enjoying the Kessinnimek newsletters - my Quebec research is very new to me - the further into my ancestry I dig, the more Quebec history I find. Quite fascinating and humbling to realize that we've been such a part of this country's history - wow. Your newsletter brings these history tales to light in wondrous ways - the helpful articles regarding research are most welcome. So - I thank you! And who knows, maybe one day I'll have enough facts together to submit something myself! Bye for now!

Deborah Crawford, Midland Ontario

From: "Luke"
Subject: Common Ancestry
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 12:05:10 -0500

First of all, I want to thank you for the extensive research you have shared on your site. We are probably distant relatives as I am a descendent from the Quesnelle branch of the vast family tree. I had always joked with my kids that I was probably part Indian, given the region of Ontario from which much of my family comes. Now I am able to share this with them and let them know it wasn't a joke after all! I am even going to apply to register my status as Métis.

This link, , begins with my grandparents and traces the Quesnelle line back to France in the 1500's. It may help plug any gaps you may have.

Again, thanks for all you have shared and let me know if there is any family information I may be able to provide.

Luke Allen

Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 16:18:51 EDT
Subject: Blessed Kateri

I am a Catholic priest in England and first came across Blessed Kateri over fifteen years ago when I had the good fortune to visit New York. Since then I have been very inspired by her courageous life and have told my parishioners about her. We keep her feast on the 16th July each year at our Church of Christ the King.

Kindest wishes.
Father Eamon Clarke

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 18:30:31 EDT

Please add me to your guestbook.

Belinda Murguia
San Antonio, TX.

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 03:01:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Allen Paul Wallen
Subject: Peace Card for Wednesday - July 14, 2004

God Morning Norm,

It was a pleasure meeting and serving with you and Fr. Mack last week. Thank you for your website info - IT'S GREAT! Sending you this attachment that I have been receiving.

May this Memorial Day for Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha bring you joy.

God bless,

Deacon Paul Wallen

From: "Paul Terrell"
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 19:41:58 -0500

I with the help of God will pray for people that if cured through Catharine may help her, and will also pray to my favorite saints for her, St Gertrude the Great she can help Kateri a lot.

your friend Paul

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 08:58:44 -0700 (PDT) From: Anna Martinez Subject: Guestbook entry

About three years ago, at an Indian Art Festival in Dallas, I caught a glimpse of a drawing of an Indian maiden. For some reason it gave me the impression of being a religious painting, a Native interpretation of a Madonna. Two years ago, while on a Native Cultural tour, again I was unknowingly drawn to her. There she was, a statue of her at St Michael's school. I then was told about her; I had no prior knowledge of the Blessed Keteri. Last year, upon a visit to a shrine I frequent in Texas, I saw her again...I decided to pick up a prayer card. Today, July 14, on her day, I came to your website. Needless to say, I was taken by all the info.


Cary, NC (but a Texan) USA

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 00:59:05 EDT

I love kateri tekakwitha.
Always I pray for you to be saint.
Aur little kateri tekakwitha, pray for us.


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 08:51:37 -0700
From: Rita

Good morning. May god bless you and your loved ones.

Rita from Vancouver BC

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 17:49:34 EDT

Thank you for this wonderful site. I also love bl. Kateri and gave a beautiful soft sculptured doll to my grand daughter. I was astounded to find so much information about bl. Kateri.I am hoping that my grdaughter will take her for a model in life. We need kateri's example for our girls in this world today. That it possible to live a chaste life under in a difficult like. God bless you in your work.


Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 08:06:36 -0700
From: "Bernadette Baptista"

Bernadette Baptista
Fresno, CA

Please add my name to your guest book.

From: "Kathleen Foster"
Subject: For the Kateri Guestbook
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 13:35:37 -0400

Kate Foster -

Thank you

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 10:11:28 EDT
Subject: Kateri Tekakwitha

I have been looking for a long time to find my little Kateri bio. Thank You for having such a beautiful story of her. God Bless this sweet Lily of the Mohawk.

Lorraine Sevigny

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 12:23:46 -0500


I just found your site and thought it was Great!
My Daughter, Danea, is being confirmed on Saturday, March 27, and she chose The Blessed Kateria as her patron saint: Danea Michelle Kateri Tekakwitha Hauck.
Thank you for taking the time to provide information on Kateri to the world!

Christina Smith

Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004

Please continue to pray for Rev. Edward Rivera as well as Molly Bathauer.
Father Ed is suffering from Pancreatic Cancer, while Molly has a brain tumor.
We continue to pray to Blessed Kateri hopefully they will be her miracle.

Thank you for a beautiful web site.
Geri Murphy

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 12:23:46


I just found your site and thought it was Great!
My Daughter, Danea, is being confirmed on Saturday, March 27, and she chose The Blessed Kateria as her patron saint.
Thank you for taking the time to provide information on Kateri to the world!

Christina Smith
Willow Street, PA

Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 19:00:56 -0400
From: Tonya Largy
Subject: Blessed Kateri

Dear Norm,

I see you are almost a neighbor to us. While I do not know much about you or your interest in Blessed Kateri, I can tell you that I learned about her from the Ursuline nuns who taught me in southern Ohio many years ago. While my husband, our mentally handicapped son, and I were returned from a celebration in Ohio of my father's 90th birthday, we saw a sign on the New York Thruway pointing the way to Kateri's shrine in Fonda, NY. We turned off the highway and found the shrine and the wonderful spring nearby which gave water to the Native Americans who lived in the village designated there. This was a touching experience for me since I did not know she had a shrine in that location. My husband and son had never heard of Kateri, but they were happy to visit the shrine and the spring.

Thank you for the web site. I wonder why it is taking so long for canonization?

Tonya Largy

From: "bucky"
Subject: Guestbook and Message Board
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 08:26:17 -0400

Hi Norm,

I wish there wear more sites like yours, Very helpful please keep up the good work.

Roger "Bucky" Fontaine
Coventry, RI U.S.A.

Warm regards,

My Genealogy Database:

My Personal Website:

From: "Paul Dupuis"
Subject: Guestbook
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 13:34:29 -0400

Hi Norm,

My name is Suzanne Dupuis and my maiden name was Dandeneau. My son and I have have been doing research on the Dandeneau ancestors (which used to be spelled Dandonneau) and I was looking for information regarding one of my great great grandmothers (6 generations ago). One of the web sites for my ancestors Marie-Madelaine Loizeau brought me somehow to your site. She married Joseph Dandonneau in 1738 and I was really interested in learning about her.

My spiritual journey has brought me to this search. I am part of a drumming group called Earthdrum. We are intuitive drummers who gather once a week to create sacred time and sacred space. We were gifted by the Barrie Native Friendship Centre with our location. I have always felt such a connection to the Native people. We have been honoured at a few of our drumming sessions with the presence of the "Grandfather" whose spirit resides within the ancient drum which graces the Native Centre. When the Grandfather is present, I feel such a presence and a sense of home coming.

If you have any information at all about my ancestors, I would truly appreciate receiving it. I am also researching the next generation of 1767. Joseph and Marie-Madelaine had a son Jacques Dandonneau who married Marie Catherine Mace (with an accent on the e, and I have also seen it spelt Masey) on l'Ile Dupas in 1767.

I was born in Sudbury, Ontario Canada (located in Northern Ontario) and moved to Barrie Ontario in the year 2000.

My email address is

Many thanks for your beautiful website. I look forward to hearing from you,

Sue Dupuis

From: "Patricia Bazinet"
Subject: For your guest book
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 11:23:21 -0400

My name is Patricia Bazinet of Clayton, NY on the beautiful St. Lawrence River. I have had a devotion to Blessed Kateri for several years. I send cards to my friends and relatives in need of prayers for health with a graphic of Kateri and prayer for her intercession-which I know to be powerful. When I walk along the St. Lawrence, I often think that I may be walking where her blessed feet may have walked and it gives me great comfort and joy to know her spirit in such a personal way. Your website is wonderful, I will visit it often, now that I have found it. God Bless.

Subject: greetings from France
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:04:00 +0200

I found your site surfing the web and I just love it. I pray blessed Kateri to heal my couple and I would be grateful if you could spare the time to say a little prayer for me to your cousin... Thank you and God bless you.

Jean-Louis Vayssettes
12520 - Compeyre

From: "norma waseleski"
Subject: Bl.Kateri Tekakwitha
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 21:19:47 -0700

Hello, Norm------I would like to sign on to your wonderful website. This summer, we traveled to morthwestern Massachusetts to visit family and attended mass in Turners Falls at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. At the far side of the altar was a beautiful statue of an Indian maiden, and I couldn't take my eyes off her, she was so compelling to me. Unfortunately, no one I asked seemed to know much about her!

My Dad had died a yr. ago, and in going through his things before leaving Mass. for FL, I had found a box of Catholic rosaries and medals. This surprised me, since my Dad was not a Catholic, although his father and some other family members were. One of the medals was of the "Lily of the Mohawks"! Now I knew her name and could begin my research! This medal and the beautiful statue inspired my curiosity and admiration for this Native American saint. I feel I was led to find her! I will share with others all that I find!Your website was a great find and comfort to me Thank you! comfort to me Thank you!

Norma Waseleski

From: "John Richardson"
Subject: Guestbook
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 12:03:18 -0400

Please pray for a family member who is a priest who has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is not doing well. We are all doing Kateri Novena in hopes he could be her last miracle for sainthood. Thank-you . His name is Fr. Frank Gross.

Debra Richardson

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 21:39:05 -0400
From: "Mel. Lineberry"
Subject: Bl. Kateri Tekawitha

O Si' Yo, Greetings, I am a Native Spirit and want to share my experience with Bl. Kateri.

I was raised in the United Methodist Faith and about 7 years ago found my way onto The Red Road. I have Nez Pearse, Shawnee, and Cherokee in my heritage along with German and Scot-Irish.

2 Octobers ago I was at a Native American Pow Wow, I had paid the Drum an Honor Dance for the birthday of a friend. While we were dancing in the Sacred Circle I noticed one of my Spirit Guides walking out of the woods adjacent to the Circle. I'm used to seeing them, so I wasn't surprised. I continued dancing around the Circle. As I rounded the Circle my Guide was standing beside the Circle in civilian clothes. He crooked his finger at me, motioning me over. He held out his heart hand (left), I held out mine, he placed an object in my hand, closed my hand around it, turned me around and gave me a push to continue on dancing. I continued dancing and then the next 2 intertribal dances. When I exited the Circle and sat down my hand became warm. I then noticed a State Trooper go up to the microphone and then a cold shiver went down my and my girlfriends spine. He asked for John Shopland the husband of a best friend of ours who had a heart transplant that of an 18 yr. old boy. Betty and I numbly went to the Trooper to lead him to John. Patty had been killed in an auto accident on her way back to the Pow Wow. My hand went warm again, I realized that I hadn't opened my hand. When I did, I found a pendant of the Bl. Kateri there. Through my tears I saw my Guide now back in Native Regalia smile and then re-enter the woods. When I went to the hospital and found out the time of Patty's death, it was the exact time that my Guide had "gifted" me with the pendant. It was Patty's way of telling me not to worry, that she'd always be there. She, Bl.Kateri and her favorite yellow butterflies. No one had seen my guide or had even seen me stop dancing to go over to the side of the Circle. Now, when I feel low or alone, I hold the pendant, walk into the woods, and see yellow butterflies. I also fashion a cross of wood and place it in honor of Bl. Kateri and my friend Patty in the spot where the yellow butterflies circle.

Blessed Kateri, pray for us. Melissa Lineberry

Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 17:49:28 EDT
Subject: Re: July Issue or Roots-Racines-Kessinnimek

Dear Norm:

I just finished your July Issue and for some reason I feel that I must share with you my experience with Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha,

I was born and raised a Roman Catholic and a student in a Catholic School and in the fourth grade we did a composition on BlessedKateri Tekakwitha. I never forgot that and I believe it was 50 years ago. All during my youth I always loved movies and stories about Native Americans. I had no idea why this was, I do not have a Native American ancestry, my ancestry is Irish and Scottish.

After moving to Long Island New York I attended a POW Wow and felt totally at home. The music, drums, flutes, etc., seem to get into my blood and I was never the same after that. My sister told me that she found a Shrine upstate NY close to where she lived. I went to Auriesville and as we were walking along the grounds I heard the church bells ring. For a minute I listened and recalled the tune and I started singing the hymn in Latin. I sang Latin hymns in the choir as a child.

All of a sudden I felt as if Kateri entered my soul through the top of my head. I stopped singing and walking and immediately got a thought in my head which said "Please don't blame the Indians for killing the white man, they were only protecting their children" I will never ever forget those words......TheIndians fear the tall thin black robed men with hair on their face.

Then everyone else stopped walking, turned around, and asked me what was the matter. I couldn't talk, I was so deep in thought. This is my story about my introduction to Kateri. I am totally devoted to her. She is part of my life and the lives of everyone I meet.

God Bless Helen

Subject: Comment on Kateri site
From: Gerard Joseph
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 09:28:19 +1000

Thank you for the beautiful Web site on Blessed Kateri. We had the privilege of visiting her shrine on our recent visit to the U.S.

Many thanks ....
Gerard A. Joseph
Canberra, Australia

From: Norm Léveillée
Date: Sun, 22 June 2003

Several of our readers and authors have asked me to create a Guestbook for our Roots - Racines - Késsinnimek online magazine. Since there is a Guestbook for two other sites on my website, I have decided to include the online magazine. However, since we have experienced problems with the Guestbook in writing your message immediately into the Guestbook, you will have to send me an email with the information. I apologize for this inconvenience. We are working on solving the technical problems. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Amitiés & Zôbi Widôbaid,

From: "Elizabeth McDonald"
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003

I know it has been a loooong time since I "updated" you on Nilene but there has been nothing to report....until now....:-) Her last CATSCAN showed that the nodules in her lungs AND abdomen have decreased in size....thank the LORD.....she is scheduled for another CT in two weeks and we are hoping for more of the same.....

I am still praying to Blessed Kateri and I also remember YOU in my prayers every morning.....I hope you are doing well and that YOUR problems have subsided....

God Bless

As I was having a blood test yesterday (18 March 2003), the nurse asked about the Kateri Medal hanging (always) around my neck. I explained to her who Kateri Tekakwitha was. She wanted to know where she could get a medal for her friend who was going to Kuwait. I gave her my Kateri Medal, which I do whenever someone admires or asks about it. So, Kateri Tekakwitha will be in Kuwait protecting our men and women.
Rhode Island USA - Wednesday March 19, 2003 at 7:30:35 (EDT)

After telling my daughter about my Kateri website findings, she promptly told me as if I should know, "Mom, we have that book---"The Rough-Face Girl". Sure enough, it is an adaptation of Kateri!!!
Lee Ann Lickteig <>
Olathe, KS USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 08:56:51 (EDT)

I couldn't believe there were so many sites on Kateri. I was sitting at the computer ready to get off and decided to search Kateri and see what would come up if any. Well what to my surprise! But more than I would ever have thought. This is a wonderful site and I have enjoyed reading. At the age of 15 years old I looked so much like her that people thought that she and I were related. Well they didn't know anything about her and didn't know she died back in the 1600's. My dad went to Catholic School all his life and was given the picture of Kateri Tekakwitha and wanted to name his first girl after her. ME! I now do 1812 reenacting here in Marion IN and Canada and people think I have Native American in me BUT I don't. I have always had a interest for Native Americans and when I moved here to Marion decided I would do more research on the Miami and the Delaware in this area. And now I do 1812 reenacting on the MISSISSINEWA, the closest I will ever get to being native American. I could never be the person that Kateri was. But I'm a better person for it. I love having the name of someone so special. I talk about her to many people just because they like my name and want to know about where it came from. SOME DAY I want to go to Albany NY and see her grave.I'm almost 45 and have never been there yet. SOMEDAY I WILL, when the money is there. And my kids are out of COLLEGE!. Thank you for this site. Kateri
Kateri Lynn Burnett <>
Marion, IN USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 01:15:51 (EDT)

Nice site
Tampa, FL US - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 14:03:58 (EDT)

Wonderful. God bless you.
Anthony Brach <>
Melrose, MA USA - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 06:52:24 (EDT)

I just found out about Kateri in meeting the director of our Camp Tekawitha in Williamsburg, KS. I was interested in the camp for my daughter and asked her the history of it's name. My father's heritage is Choctaw so I naturally was interested in the name. When she explained the story of Kateri, I immediately knew we had found my eighth grader's confirmation saint name. For years my daughter's face had become increasingly filled with more acne since a very young age. Doctor after doctor could not diagnose a cure until Dr. Nancy Waxman. This was not acne, but a fungus. She prescribed a medicine that cleared her face. I wanted to find a saint that my daughter could identify with and in a chance meeting with Debbie Fushimi, found a wonderful saint for her confirmation, a fun camp to check out next summer and a nice friend and acquaintence! Thank you for all the website info and thank you Debbie!
Lee Ann Lickteig <>
Olathe, KS USA - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 15:00:17 (EDT)

I love this site. I am your cuz many ways. I have a line to P Couc and his wife. Also i have a line to Joseph Fourqin Leveille by his chld Agathe who married Louis Parent. Keep up all the work. jld
James l Dimond <>
wa USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 20:47:29 (EDT)

Remerci. Perhaps our Delia fits here just have not found out how. fYI for others.....Delia Active Seney (1/2 Abenaki according to family) to Joseph Augustin Paradis. c. 1880 Thanks.
Elizabeth M. Quanstrom <>
Roswell, GA USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 20:55:59 (EDT)

Dear Norm: A heartfelt thank you for originating and maintaining this site. Our 3-year old daughter Nicole was hospitalized with severe ulcerative colitis in February 2002 and a colectomy (removal of the colon) was anticipated. I prayed unceasingly to Blessed Tekakwitha, believing that her intercession before the Lord would spare Nikki this difficult and painful surgery. When Nikki's bleeding ceased completely following the infusion of a new and somewhat controversial drug called Remicade, I knew that God in His Mercy had answered Blessed Tekakwitha's prayers. Remicade was simply the tool He used to heal our girl. Given what Nicole had already endured, coupled with the possibility of an emotionally and physically devastating surgery, Blessed Tekakwitha HAS given us a miracle!
Nina and Brian Sweeney <>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 21:14:51 (EDT)

We are doing our family tree. we found lavallee in there. i would like to know if rabideau, robare, or martim are in your tree.if so, we may be related. these people are fro quebec, plattsburg ny and keesville ny areas.
donna darlene (perkett) barrett <>
richfield springs, ny USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 11:26:59 (EDT)

Dear Norm..We are very devoted to Blessed Kateri and live only an hour and a half from Fonda. Our family of 10 (we have eight small children who love her!) visited her at the Shrine. Our family has had an apostolate for 6 years and have felt called to help make Blessed Kateri better known. We were shocked at the number of folks who know nothing about her! May God bless you for making her known (to think she is your cousin...WOW!). Our love to you and all who read these pages!
The Cukierski Family <>
Wampsville, NY USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 20:31:21 (EDT)

Great site. I was looking for an update on Kateri's canonization. I am disapointed that the Holy Father did noy make her a saint, and I am afraid his time is short. However it makes me wonder, when I read an excerpt from Ewtn, that he mentioned Kateri as a saint well a hint at it with the other saints, is it possible that she is already considered a saint and someone forgot to tell us?
Denise Meyers <>
ballston lake, NY USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 22:24:17 (EDT)

A beautiful story.
Patricia Lynn Soney <>
Walpole Island, ON Canada - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 09:43:39 (EDT)

Cette très chère Kateri est, à mon avis, une des très grandes saintes de notre Église. Je souhaite qu'elle soit enfin canonisée. Quoi qu'il en soit cela se fera tôt ou tard. Bienheureuse Kateri, priez pour nous.
Guy Bonneau <>
Québec, Qc Canada - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 13:37:16 (EDT)

Please check out the beautiful tribute to our Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha from Sundace, Yuma, Arizona.
Tribute to Kateri <Norm>
West Greenwich, RI USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 08:32:24 (EDT)

I need a financial blessing, and prayers for depression. God Bless everyone in advance!
John Lynskey Sr. <>
EHT, N.J. USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 15:17:07 (EDT)

I need aprayer for the sick. thank you.
Angela <>
Wellington, fl USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 09:57:57 (EDT)

I am a Secular Franciscan with a special ministry to our beloved Bl. Kateri who has answered many prayers for us. I visit quite often the shrine in Fonda NY for spiritual inspiration.
Gloria Trofinoff <>
USA - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 13:22:58 (EDT)

Thank you for this wonderful web site!! What a tremendous ministry for the Church. It was a great privilege to celebrate Blessed Kateri's Feast Day in Auriesville today, and then to visit with Mr. & Mrs. Leveillee personally at the shrine in Fonda. We will spread the word of this web site. God's blessings to you!
Sister Teresa Grace, C.R. <>
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 18:11:56 (EDT)

Greatful to be given access to this valuable site. Thanks so much.
Dorothy St. John <>
Blytheswood, OnOnt Canada - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 16:34:56 (EDT)

Many thanks for this lovely site. Over 50 yrs age, my now deceased dad had a great devotion to the beatification of . what he called, Catherine Tekawitha. I am sure he is delighted in the activity in our continual prayeers for her cannonization. May it happen very soon! Thanks again for this wonderful site.
Jane Hargrave Simpson <>
Boynton Beach, fl. USA33436 - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 12:46:00 (EDT)

I had never heard of your site or the blessed kateri till recently when someone sent me a card! Your site has opened up an exciting, wonderful world for me! I have passed it on to others. May god bless all of you and may God bless America!!
Anne <>
Edgewater, FL USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 21:39:35 (EDT)

It's good, and a blessing, to spend time at your site in preparation for Sunday's memorial for our Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Thank you for your faithfulness. Francis
Francis Xavier Mooney <>
Upper Darby, PA USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 14:01:15 (EDT)

I love this site. I remember many stories I learned as a child about Katheri. Many from the sisters of St. Joseph, and many from my dearly departed Mother.
Josephine Di Palo <>
Staten Island, NY USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 19:52:44 (EDT)

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha has a special place in my heart because we were in the Town of her shrine, Fonda-Auriesville, New York headed home when we received a call from our daughter (same age at the time as Kateri - 24) telling us she had growth that was melanoma. We went back to Kateri's shrine and pleaded with her for our daughter to be healed and free from cancer. We turned around and went back to be with our daughter. She had surgery in the coming weeks and everything went well. It is now almost 4 years later she is free from the cancer. Praise God and thank you Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Linda McCauley <>
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 19:49:02 (EDT)

Wow! I heard of Bl. Kateri a couple of years back, and I am glad to have found this site for getting information about her life. I have a natural affinity for the people of this country's first nation. And I thank you! Jw
Janice Wagner <>
Honey Creek , Ia USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 09:32:29 (EDT)

Ever since I was in High School...over 50 years ago...I heard about BL. Katera. I pass on her courageous life to our daughter, MarianRose, who has an affinity for the Indians and their she is a herbalist. My prayers to her are to keep our four children and fourteen grandchildren strong in their Catholic Faith.
Rosemary Schneider <>
Cypress, CA USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 19:20:22 (EDT)

I have so much enjoyed reading about this beautiful saint. I only just learned about her a month ago, I pray to her every day.
Dorothy Galloway <>
Cornelius, NC USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 10:33:21 (EDT)

I enjoyed reading and knowing for the first time about this young Indian saint. I ask for her blessing.
Lily Ana Lojo <>
Guaynabo, PR USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 01:40:49 (EDT)

I would love to learn more about her. This is a great website. I pray that I have half the strength, love and devotion that she had in her heart.
Lori Walters <>
Pottstown, Pa USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 19:28:50 (EDT)

I an delighted to hear about the website. I have always admired Kateri since many years ago I taught on the Indian Reservation of Caughnawaga now known by its Indian Name. Kateri was really heroic and holy. Her Feast Day is April 17. Let us hope that she will be canonized soon. It was my pleasure to sign the Guest Book.
Rita Goulet <>
Montreal, PQ Canada - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 17:16:33 (EDT)

What a beautiful saint! We should all be as faithful as she was!
mckiee browning
USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 16:04:56 (EDT)

What a wonderful day to spend time with this website! All of this information was new to me. Thank you all for sharing it. God Bless.
Alice Bowen <>
Harrisonburg, , VA USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 15:40:04 (EDT)

This is the first time I have heard of Blessed Kateri. May the good Lord hear our prayers through her.
Maria A. Moniz <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 09:47:11 (EDT)

Interesting to know that an native Indian was declared Saint,how beautiful and marvellous are the ways God is working amongst us. God bless you all. Christian
Christian A. Hoffmann <>
Florianopolis, SC BRAZIL - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 07:40:20 (EDT)

I have heard and read about Blessed Kateri for years, but I have never prayed to her. I will do it from now and I feel my prayers will be answered. Thank you for the wonderful site, and thank you Sr. Pat for your novena which inspired me so much. God bless all and my two beautiful countries.
Columbus, IN USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 03:33:35 (EDT)

We are so delighted to have come across your web site. We just took Kateri's name as a Third order Franciscan. Our Grandmother grew up at Caughnawaga where Kateri is now resting....thank you for such a wonderful website on our Sr. Kateri
Sr. Kateri <>
Northfield, VT USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 21:46:29 (EDT)

Must send this website to my children that they may help spread devotion to this marvelous saint
Helen Mattes <>
scranton, pa USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 10:52:16 (EDT)

I have known about Kateri for many years because of my interest in the North American Saints and of my concern for the Native Americans. I have followed her progress toward sainthood, adding my prayers for its fruition. It was a happy day for me when Pope John Paul, the Polish Pope, beatified her. (I'm Polish)It is always a pleasure to look upon her statue on the front of the great bronze doors of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Thank you for a beautiful website.
Leo Krahel <>
Union, NJ USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 10:38:52 (EDT)

Thanks for sharing this site! Both my daughters are born in July- and I will ask Blessed Kateri to keep a special watch over them!
Irma Cruz <>
Thetford, England - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 06:05:46 (EDT)

Thanks for the site and the novena -- i plan to use it with our children in our summer Vacation Bible School this week. I work with the children on Standing Rock Reservation.
Sister Jacqueline <>
McLaughlin, SD USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 02:37:28 (EDT)

Kateri has been an inspiration to me since I was very young. I also am part Iroquois and part Abenaki people and I treasure my Indian heritage. Thanks for a beautiful site.
Annette <>
West Warwick, RI USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 19:58:45 (EDT)

Dear Sister: I truely enjoy your web site.
Father martin d. Smith <>
Cincinnati, ohio USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 18:36:27 (EDT)

thank you so much for the information. May God bless you.
Carolyn Hartma <>
St. Petersburg, Fl USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 14:23:18 (EDT)

Praying for intercession for peace in the world, conversions and healings in my life and in all those whom God puts in our lives - and for all our beloved North American Indian friends - especially for souls in purgatory which may be released by the Lord Jesus through prayers. May God Bless all here and may there be a canonization of this blessed soul.
Patricia <>
Hudson, NH USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 14:10:04 (EDT)

I have always had a great interest in Native American history and folklore. Kateri has always been one of my favorite Native American persons. We pray for her canonization so that she be recognized by the universal Church. God bless your work in making her better known.
Sister M. Charlene Dalrymple, OSF <>
King of Prussia, PA USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 13:10:13 (EDT)

Just wanted to know who she was.
Anne Risenhoover <>
Boise, ID USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 12:02:53 (EDT)

I have never heard of Blessed Kateri but will find out all I can as I love to know about people of our Native American Brotherhood. I just found out about her from Sr. Pat's Daily Peace Card today, the start of a Novena to her starts today. Please join us in the Novena which ends on the 14th. Peace to each and everyone. God Bless America
Sheila <>
Squaw Valley, Ca USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 09:46:14 (EDT)

I have never heard of Blessed Kateri but will get a book on her life. I live in Squaw Valley and there is a lot of history here also. The Mission I attend for Mass every Sunday is called St. Rita's and if any of you people out there in cyber land ever visit Kings Canyon Nat'l Park our little town is on the way, stop by on Sunday and see us. I too found out about her on Sr. Pat's Daily Peace Card web site.
Sheila <>
Squaw Valley, Ca USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 09:35:48 (EDT)

Found your site through Sr. Pat's Daily Peace Card that I receive. It occurred to me that perhaps Blessed Kateri would be one of the saints in Heaven to ask intercessory prayers for problem gamblers who frequent the Native American Casinos.
USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 08:55:59 (EDT)

Glad to learn more about Blessed Kateri. Hope to visit her shrine one day. Thank you.
Aurelia Ang <>
Singapore - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 03:20:12 (EDT)

Being an active member at our church, St. Issac Jogues ,for 43 years, we have learned much about him and Kateri. Our woman's organization is The Tekakwithan Society and our mass is the first Sunday of each month to honor this Blessed young woman. She is truly an inspiritaion for our everyday lives
MICHigan USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 11:48:42 (EDT)

We are grateful for the many favors received through the intercession of Kateri Tekakwitha. We thank God for the good health of our family. Thank to those of you who taken so much time to develop and maintain the site. Anne L.
Anne L. <JAD7171@AOL.COM>
Farmington Hills, Mi USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 21:00:44 (EDT)

June 24, 2002 Yesterday-Sunday-June 23,2002- I received a vision from Our Lady Of Perpetual Help to pray for this lady-kateri tekakwitha- she showed me a vision of the person and I knew to she wanted me to pray for her. I realized that I got a picture of her awile back & said the prayer for canization of her to be a saint. She needs one more miracle-I'll learn all about her and pray as our Lady asked me to-- I have many friends whom she can help- Let's all pray for her- She will be a new saint soon-God Bless & Peace be with you all. Mrs. Patricia E. Chedid
Patricia E. Chedid <>
North Brunswick, NJ USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 14:57:27 (EDT)

I have had a devotion to Blessed Tekakwitha since 1980. We are hopeful of visiting the shrine this summer.
Tom Whitlatch <>
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 15:37:32 (EDT)

I am a member of the Parish of St. Columbanous which also has a chapel called the Church of the North American Marytrs. It is called the Indian Church for short because the church depicts the indian culture. We have a statute of Blessed Kateri. I would like to know if you have any literature in spanish because i would like to send information to Puerto Rico. Also my mother does not read English and would love to read about Blessed Kateri. Please let me hear from you.
Debbie Sepa<>
Mohegan Lake, NY USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 17:59:56 (EDT)

I would like information on the status of her cause. I have been interested in Kateri since 1980 when my daughter worked on her Religious Recognition Program. Julie and I were present at Penn Treaty Park in Phila at a Mass celebrating her Beatification that day in Rome. I am now incharge of the Religious Recognition Programs here in the diocese and I am always wanting new information to give to the advisors and youth working on Kateri's program. This year 188 youth completed the program and earned the Kateri medal. It is a very popular program here. Thank you for your work on her behalf. We were hoping she would be cannonized at World Youth day in Tronto in late July.
Pat Antonacci <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 11:26:02 (EDT)

Native - French genealogy forum in NYC, please come and pass this on! The French Connection in North America; Legacy of Samuel de Champlain Saturday, June 15 9:30 - 12:00: The French Connection 1:00- 5:00: Genealogy Workshop American Indian Community House, Inc. 404 Lafayette Street, 8th Floor (between Astor Place and East 4th Street) New York, New York 10007 Info: Ben Geboe, Event Organizer: 212-568-6007 $5.00 suggested donation 2004 marks the 400 anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's historic landing in Québec and preparations are already being made to spotlight his heritage in North America. Join us at the American Indian Community House for a day celebrating the rich genealogical history of the French in North America and First Nations / Native American people. The morning will feature a symposium celebrating the shared heritage of French, English, Scottish, Canadian, American and First Nations / Native American genealogy and will include field specialists from Québec and the Native American community. The afternoon will feature a workshop where participants are invited to bring in their genealogical background for discussion and technical assistance. Panelists will discuss the history of the French in North America and will be available for a question and answer session afterward. Many of the tribes to intermarry with the early French settlers were the same Champlain first encountered during his exploration of the waterways and wooded lands. The Native settlements he saw and visited were later to become heavily involved in the fur trade and early missionary work. His legacy of exploration laid the ground work for the birth of New France and the meeting of two great peoples, Native and French. Today, many tribes have French family names in their communities, which were brought over by these first settlers of Canada. On Sunday, June 16th Ben will lead an informal tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in NYC from 10:00 am to12:00 pm. Admission to the museum is free.
Norm <>
RI USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 14:10:31 (EDT)

Thank you for the wonderful information about my name sake.
Kateri Meyer <>
Oxford, MI USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 23:22:58 (EDT)

Marilyn Hughes <>
Denham Springs, LA USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 19:25:56 (EDT)

Hello! Two praises are in order! First, your Tribute To Your Cousin was a lovely read. Second, congratulations on winning the Tekakwitha League's annual award.
PaulaAnne sharkeyLemire <>
Albany, NY USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 14:05:43 (EDT)

beautifull site. I admire this holy woman. She is an inspiration.I pray to her often.
Frann <>
cohoes,, N.Y USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 11:57:25 (EDT)

Great site- I am related thru 7th gr grandmother-Marie Elisabeth Leveille married Jacques Bourbonnierre dit Gaudry 3 Feb 1738 Que.,Can. Will try to read more as time allows. Lots of great info-Glo
Gloria Carr <>
North Dartmouth, Ma USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 21:55:17 (EDT)

I pray that this young lover of Jesus can soon be counted among the Saints of the Holy Mother Church and that we all can have a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith through the same Christ our Lord.
shirl <>
ga., usa USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 15:29:51 (EDT)

I have been praying for a miracle from Kateri for just over a year now. Thank you for this site which rejuvenates my faith when I am lacking.
NY USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:46:55 (EDT)

Hi, I was checking out your site to see if I could find a connection. You have done a really great job on your site. I'm a decendent of Jean Baptiste Laderoute Seguin and Genevieve Barbeau. Jean and Genevieve are my 8th great grandparents. I come from their son Louis Seguin, his son Francois the his daughter Suzanne Monique Seguin. But as I see you don't have this line. I was hoping maybe you did that way you might have my Roy line. As that line is my brick wall. Keep up the great job. Thanks Kim Lalonde
Kim Lalonde <>
London, ON Canada - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 13:35:51 (EDT)

It's a beautiful site! I was named after Blessed Kateri and am thrilled that there is a website dedicated to her. I had been looking for information on Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha as our Grade 6 class are working on a religion project in school. Thank You for all the useful infromation contained in this site and for everything you have done to maintain this site for my patron saint.
Kateri D'Silva <>
Unionville, Ontario Canada - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 18:05:36 (EDT)

Dear Eva, There are three shrines in North America: She was born in Ossernenon, now present day Auriesville, NY., the site of the North American Martyrs Shrine where Jesuit Fathers Isaac Jogues, René Goupil and Jean Lalande were martyred around 1646. She lived from 1660-1676 in Caughnawaga and was baptized there, now present day Fonda, NY, five miles west of Auriesville. Both sites are about a 4 hour ride from Montréal, Canada. The third site is located across the St. Lawrence River from Montréal, on the Mohawk Reservation in Kahnawaké, Québec. Her bones are contained in a white marble tomb in the right transcept of St-Francis-Xavier Church. By the way, if you go into my site at and select Pilgrimmage July 2000, you'll see my tour of these three sites with text and graphics. All three are very well worth it. I am presently writing a story about my cousin Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha woven around this pilgrimmage. It should appear on my site within the next couple of months. Thanks for the kind words about the site. I pray to our Great Spirit and to our cousin Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha that all is well with you, your family and our band. Amitiés & Zôbi widôbaid, Norm
Norm <>
West Greenwich, RI USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 08:50:19 (EDT)

Dear All- Thank-you for such a beautiful site! I love Blessed Kateri...she's such an inspiration. My sister and I are heading to Canada for WYD in July and I was curious to know of any shrines in her honour...could you please let me know? Thank-you again and God bless:)
Eva Whiteley <>
Dubbo, NSW Australia - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 22:13:15 (EDT)

You have a wonderful website! I'm reading up on Kateri as preparation for World Youth Day. Also, I have a friend who has cancer and am praying to God, through the intercession of Bl. Kateri, to restore her to health. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you in this valuable ministry!
John Meehan, nSJ
Regina, SK Canada - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 18:06:07 (EDT)

just finished the book Kateri Tekakwitha by Lillian M. Fisher and had tears in my eyes. the faith and love she had for christ from the age of 4 to her death was unbeliveable. All my problems just went away. thank you Kateri Tekakwitha, a true saint christ
richard h. mohren <>
USA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 15:30:27 (EDT)

What a wonderful site. There are 3 generations of Kateri in my family, My Mum (rip) was the first, Audrey Kateri Waldron. She had such great devotion that she started having masses on our farm, with the help of Fr.Edward Zimmer, also deceaced. My mother would open her home to hundreds of senior citizens, friends, family & complete stangers each summer. Please keep them in your prayers, they both died of cancer. If you knew either of them, feel free to email me, I would love to hear from you! Prayers.
Georgia Waldron <>
Union Springs, ny USA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 10:31:23 (EDT)

A year ago this month my 36 yr old daughter, Nilene, was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma and given 2-4 years to live....with no KNOWN cure for this type of cancer she embarked on an experimental protocol through the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD....she had a CT Scan yesterday and after only TWO treatments, the doctors told her she was OVER 50% improved...even THEY cannot believe the AWSOME results.....I believe it is a miracle in progress and I am SURE Blessed Kateri had MUCH to do with it....thank you so much for this site and I ask for your continued prayers....Sincerely.....Elizabeth
Elizabeth McDonald <>
Carroll, Ohio USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 17:31:44 (EDT)

Hi there! Somehow I got off this site and would like to be back on I love what it has to offer and know from experience that your prayers help. God Bless you and please reinstate me to your website. Sheila from SquawValley
Sheila <>
SquawValley, Ca. USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 11:40:51 (EDT)

hi this website was awsome! i am named after kateri so this site is kinda special to me and all of the other sites that have mentioned her in some way.
kateri beaver <>
Mi. USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 08:22:38 (EDT)

I am so happy to visit you wonderful site. I just discovered my ancestor was Marie Mite8ameg8k8e and I am very proud to find some native blood. It is a very good feeling to read your pages. May God and Kateri bless all of us. Thanks a lot!
Pierrette Brière <>
St-Hyacinthe, Québec Canada - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 00:54:21 (EDT)

Much love to our Kateri and all of you good folks from these Old Abnakis in N.H. We pray that our Kat will soon be a Saint.
Ben Lyons <>
Bethlehem, NH USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 16:37:19 (EDT)

My side is the Fourquin dit Leveillee side. This is a great website and have used numerous times over the past 18 months. I never knew we still had so many relatives all over the US and Canada.Im still trying to make the Truchon dit Leveille connection though,,,thanks again.
David Leveille <>
Appleton, Wi USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 19:17:09 (EDT)

Discovered this site while researching my Family heritage. I am a descendant of Pierre Couc et Meteouamegoukoue through daughter Madeleine and her husband, Maurice Menard. This site is without peer! I am very pleased, might I say proud, to be part of this family.
K. Hardt <>
Il USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 18:10:01 (EDT)

My wife, Betty, for some reason over the years has periodically prayed to Kateri for help. She can't explain why but seems drawn to her. And so am I now drawn to her. We'll see where it goes from there. We are praying for her canonization. Thanks for this site.
Joe Murphy <>
W. Hempstead, NY USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 15:35:49 (EST)

I particularly enjoyed today's card (4-2-02). I liked the music very much. Is it possible for you to email me a way I can purchase this music on a CD? Thank you.
Pat Pemble <>
USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 11:29:03 (EST)

A wonderful tribute to a very great saint!
Neil Kane <>
W. Grove, PA USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 21:48:34 (EST)

I found your site while browsing. My husband descends from the Lanctot-Montour line, and I from Michel Richard/Jeanne Babin and Jean Guyon/Mathurine Robin. I have spent the better part of today going through your information, and found so much about the Couc/Montour line! Since I teach several First Nations students at our local Catholic School, Blessed Kateri is one of our heroes. Thank you so much.
Joan O'Leary <>
Vernon, BC Canada - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 21:14:37 (EST)

The & websites are now on a new server at Interland. Sorry for the incovenience over the past few weeks, when the Message Board & Guestbook weren't working well.
Webmaster <>
USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 07:35:19 (EST)

This website is now on a new server at Interland. Ce site est dans un nouveau serveur à Interland.
USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 13:10:22 (EST)

Sitting alone at 4:30am July back in early 1970,s before leaving for work. I noticed Kateris day on Calender.since that time i am drawn to her. I pray to her often & have visited her shrine in Aurriesvile. She is the best
Stephen Bentz <>
Massapequa Park, NY USA11762 - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 19:58:27 (EST)

I'm doing a report on Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, who is also my comformation saint. And so I would like to thank you for containing valuable information on her that would help me in my quest for knowledge.Thank You.
Angelynn Saunders <>
Fresno, CA USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 21:48:01 (EST)

I'm most happy to be here. I have been blessed by Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha in May 1994 at the North American Martyr Shrine, and we have been together ever since. She has never left my side in all the trials and tribulations I have had in my life. Let's pray for a canonization.
Helen Doyle <Desblossom@AOL.COM>
Seaford, NY USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 19:30:18 (EST)

God bless you and the work you're doing. the website is great!
Peter Lefebvre <>
Farmington, NM USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 17:43:19 (EST)

Mercredi le 23 janvier 2002. C'est la première fois que je viens sur ce site. Je vais y revenir parce que ce site semble facinant. Merci de m'avoir lu
Jacques Ménard <>
St-Hubert, Qc Canada - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 20:24:07 (EST)

Dear people, Hi, I am in the 8th grade. I go to Sacred Heart church in festus. I will be getting confirmed this year. kateri is my st....... please pray for me ( for good luck on being confirmed).
Analicia <>
mo USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 16:58:09 (EST)

Jean-Louis Algrin s'appelait Allegrain, il appartenait à une grande famille d'artistes de peintres et sculpteurs du Roi
Algrin Xavier <>
Vendémian, F France - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 10:57:15 (EST)

I am praying for a miracle through Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Leah C. De Batty <>
Charlotte, NC United States - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 01:54:38 (EST)

Have been a devotee of Kateri for around 60 years. Visited her part of the country 40 years ago. Thank you for the web site. There is a little shrine to her at the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, about 30 minutes from where I live in Albuquerque. So nice to find an old friend here.
Norita <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 01:45:19 (EST)

I am doing a report on Kateri, I think that she was and still is wonderful!
Marti Mersereau <>
Dowagiac, MI USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:13:53 (EST)

My cousin, Sr. Helen Gleason,MM.,is spreading devotion to Blessed Kateri in Cloquet, Minnesota at Holy Family Reservation. So, I am sending her some of the information on your site, and downloading it to mail it to her. Also, I was at a retreat a few years ago, and Bl. Kateri's feast day (July) we sang one of the dynamic songs dedicated to her which I found in Auriesville book shop...we had so much enjoyment practicing it, so the day was very specially dedicated to her and I hope to appreciate her mission. Thank you for promoting her in such a beautiful way. Theresa
Theresa Gleason <>
Bound Brook, NJ USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 19:10:34 (EST)

I keep a supply of Kateri medals and prayer cards to share with those who are in need of spiritual support. This is my way to make Kateri's life and power known. I believe many favors have been granted through her intercession, including the recovery of my grandson's fiancee after a three month coma. Praise God for the blessing that is Kateri's life passed down to us over the years. May God grant her canonization so that the whole world will learn of her holiness.
P. Koehler <>
USA - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 21:28:44 (EST)

We have visited the Shrine of the American Martyrs, where I first learnt of Kateri. Also visited the Reservation in Canada. Was most hopeful she would be canonized last May. We just need to pray harder for our little native American to be recognized as the saint she is.
Muriel Black <>
Sanford,, ME USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 15:42:01 (EST)

God bless your work. We all need Catholic heroes and heroines to motivate us.
John M. Imp <>
Rochester, MN USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 13:06:48 (EST)

thank you for the information you provide. the( lilly 0f the mowhawk) is truly an inspiration.
donald f. dvorak <ddon>
USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 11:53:34 (EST)

Thank you for your website.
Karen <>
San Benito, Tx USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:43:37 (EST)

This is a great site for my history project on Bl. Kateri!
Heather, Grade 7
USA - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 20:56:38 (EST)

I happend apon this site in a search for a Miami Indian named Ouabankikove from Detroit. This is by far the best genealogical site I have seen yet. The references, sources and cross referencing work are second to none. I admire the many years of work put into this site. Thank you for sharing such extensive research. Roseanne
Roseanne <>
Ontario Canada - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 13:17:55 (EST)

I discovered Kateri when we visited her shrine near Monteal a few year ago. I have been trying to collect as much information on her and on how people responded to her experience. I am mostly interested in the fight for her canonization.I will welcome any reaction or experience lived within the Kateri Tekakwitha Conference about which I do not know much. Congratulations for this site. A French admirer of Kateri.
Rigal-Cellard <>
Bordeaux, France - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 09:50:42 (EST)

This web site is very good. I like Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha. I am 6 years old and I am studying her in my history class. Thank you for this web site. Angelica Note from Angelica's Dad: This web site was recommended to us by Seton Home Study School (
Angelica Abbott <>
Geneva, IL USA - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 13:30:50 (EST)

I love Bessed Kateri a lot. I discovered her almost a year ago & she has & continues to intercede & help me. Thank you for your wonderful & blessed website & your league. God bless.
Kimberly K. Kenson <>
Garden City, MI USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 13:15:50 (EST)

I am now doing a Saint report on Saint Kateri and she is quite an interesting person to do a Saint report on.
Surrey, B.C. Canada - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 20:31:26 (EST)

My daughter and I are looking for information on Saints for our annual All Saints Day parade at our school. How timely to have found Blessed Kateri; although she is not canonized, what better way to bring that about than to bring her life to the children... And, in light of the attack on America and the world, what better angel to pray to than Kateri? Please help me pray for our earth, with the blessings from God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and the help of Kateri! Thank you for this site!!
joy <>
USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 17:02:17 (EDT)

i am a Malaysian of kadazan descent and i am especially attracted to Kateri"s simplicity and heroic endurance. Though I am far in terms of physical distance I believe that spiritually she is very close to me and that she is my guide through life;
allen patrick <>
malaysia - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 01:43:10 (EDT)

nice to meet you
AUBERGENVILLE, FRANCE - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 19:25:06 (EDT)

This is a great website for by report!
Portland, ME USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 10:32:30 (EDT)

Beautiful site. I'm also an abenaki descendant. How can I obtain (Source #12 - Canadian Indians CDROM)? Thank you
Elaine Ricard <>
Ottawa, On Canada - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 17:21:35 (EDT)

Kateri is my inspiring Blessed Lady who guides my daily life in peace. Ever since I started praying to Kateri, my life has taken a dramatic change and I can feel inner happiness, peace from within. I know She will take care of us and we need to keep faith and continue to pray for her cannonization.
George Lim <>
MISSISSAUGA, On Canada - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 21:21:02 (EDT)

I have had the opportunity (on several different occasions) to visit the Auriesville Shrine in upstate NY and have drawn from these visits a remarkable strength and peacefulness unknown to me previously in my life. The powerful intercession of these martyrs have allowed me to pursue a lawsuit against the NYS Dept. of Corrections (and win it) as it spanned throughout the Federal Court System for over 7 years. I encourage anyone who needs inner strength and guidance to seek it out through prayers to these martyrs and you will not be left unhelped. God bless you all and in the name of our faith; please continue to pursue what is right and just on this earth!
Ms. Georgie Alfano-Cronk <>
Utica, NY USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 05:56:51 (EDT)

ENDWELL, NY USA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 22:28:41 (EDT)

Norm: Thank you sooo much for giving me the information on this site...I have read many of the prayer requests and have also added mine...I truly feel Kateri will intercede on my daughter's behalf. Thank you again...this is a wonderful site and I am giving the address to my daughtersas I believe they too will get a lot out of it. Elizabeth
Elizabeth McDonald <>
Carroll, Oh USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 08:16:40 (EDT)

I am a descendant of the Abenaki Indian... my great grandmother on my grandfathers side is full-blooded Abenaki... I found your site while doing a search for my heritage, and was truly amazed at the content of your site... I thank you for sharing all this information with me... Please feel free to email with any more information you can provide me as to the heritage, and the culture of my people... An awesome site... My praise, and my prayers to you...
Lance Trottier <>
Webster, MA USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 03:54:38 (EDT)

I am fascinated with Blessed Kateri's life story and have written an article about her that will be included in a future issue of a Catholic magazine.
Michelle Fortunato <>
Rocky Hill, CT USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 15:37:50 (EDT)

I am from the Badaillac dit Laplante line. My Ggrandfather was John Laplante son of Jean-Baptiste ,then to Jean- Baptiste, Louis, Louis, Gilles & finally Louis. I go back 11 generations to Robert de Tarragon in Ozoir le Breuil, France. Your site is excellent...Thanks for the information.
Ron Frost <>
Florence, MA USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 20:18:22 (EDT)

Please visit Caughnawaga Castle at: May Our Creator and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha watch over and bless you.
Caughnawaga Castle <>
USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 15:12:55 (EDT)

Newly baptized (June 10, 2001) into the Catholic faith, I took Kateri as my confirmation name. As one whose mother is Native American, I find incredible solice and strength in our older sister, the Blessed Kateri. I have been shown that this "true way of Jesus" (with Blessed Kateri's help) and our native tradition can parallel one another, both leading me to an eternal life with Our Creator and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Gregory White-Raven Seward (Cherokee/Choctaw)
Gregory White-Raven Seward <>
Manassas, VA USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 17:28:37 (EDT)

Thank you for sharing so much fascinating history about our common anscestors!
Katie La Salle-Lowery <>
Lolo, MT USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 18:54:24 (EDT)

Annette and I just returned from a wonderful spiritual journey to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha's shrines in Ossernenon (Auriesville) and Caughnawaga (Fonda) NY. The Mass at noon on Sunday honoring Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was con-celebrated by Father Jacques Bruyère, vice-postulator for Kateri's cause in Canada; Father John Paret, vice-postulator for the US (both Jesuits) and Franciscan Father Kevin from St. Peter's Mission in Fonda. The music and readings were performed by the Kateri Committee of St. Lucy's parish in Syracuse, NY. We returned refreshed and calm in spirit and body. These shrines are worth a visit.
Norm <>
West Greenwich, RI USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 19:38:32 (EDT)

I am Native American, and have been looking for as much information on Kateri Tekakwitha everywhere. Thank you so much for having this sight. Do you know where I could get more information on her and her life? It is wonderful that God has blessed this world with a true Native American Saint, Sincerely, Katie Correll-Vandermissen
Katie Correll-Vandermissen <>
USA - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 18:01:41 (EDT)

When we pray to God, the Virgin Mary and Kateri for help what more can anyone need.
Melvin Brown <Brwn75>
Chicopee, Ma. USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 22:25:53 (EDT)

Beautiful site thank you all. God bless you all.
Doris Kern <>
Methuen, MA USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 18:39:19 (EDT)

BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA - another prayer warrior to help sustain us until we all are praising HIM together forever!
Steve Porter <>
Loveland, CO USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 13:14:03 (EDT)

beautiful site and an inspiration in simplicity in the journey towards our Father
Robert Cramer T'O Carm
Grand JUnction, co USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 12:59:38 (EDT)

Lovely Site...thank you so much! Learned of it from Sr Patricia at The Franciscans
Gayle Anne <>
Boynton each, FL USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 10:28:34 (EDT)

I admire this holy woman.....such an inspiration !!! Thanks for this site.
Margaret McGuire <>
Jackson, MI USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 09:49:04 (EDT)

My father would have loved to see this site, Kateri was one of his favorites. Thank you for making the info available to others.
constance baker <>
baltimore, MD USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 06:25:54 (EDT)

Thanks for having this site. It's nice to be able to find info on this great Native American Saint. She is a good example to us all. God bless all the tribes of America.
Lori <>
Wideman, AR USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 13:58:27 (EDT)

A very nice site. May her virtues shine upon us, our country, and all the world.
Maria Seitz
Bloomington, IN USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 10:41:59 (EDT)

Very nice site . She is one of my favorites.
Betty <>
Londonderry, Oh USA - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 19:18:31 (EDT)

This is a wonderful site! I was looking for information to complete a Novena page to Bl. Kateri and this has been a wonderful resource for that. I plan to link to this site from the "Celebrate the Day" card of July 14th for her feast day - I know others will find this site great too!
Sr. Patricia <>
Spokane, WA USA - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 13:30:49 (EDT)

Excellent site Mon ancêtre est Étienne Léveillé. Il fut agréable de voir sur votre site notre arbre généalogique partant de Étienne Léveillé allant jusqu'à Ghislaine Léveillé la cousine germaine de mon père Jean-baptiste Léveillé.
Richard Léveillé <>
Greenfield Park, Qué. Canada - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 17:07:21 (EDT)

Salut visiteurs, amis et généalogistes Merci bien d'avoir visité mon site. N'hésitez pas à suggérer des corrections ou des additions aux documents. J'aimerais savoir ce que vous en pensez. Amitiés, adio, & zôbi widôbaid, Norm dit "Dokkirann"
Norm Léveillée
West Greenwich, RI USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 12:56:55 (EDT)

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Norm Leveillee
West Greenwich, RI USA - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 16:30:49 (EDT)

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