Canonization - October 21, 2012

At the Vatican in Rome, Italy, on October 21, 2012

our Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha became one of seven Blesseds who were named "Saint".

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
1654 - 1680
Mohawk Algonquin Native

"Jesus, I love you"
Kateri's last words on earth


Pope Benedict XVI pronounced all the seven Blesseds as Saints on this day

The crowd was estimated at 80,000 people


Many were dressed in Native clothes


Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Lily of the Mohawks
Pray for us

At the Vatican in Rome, Italy
October 21, 2012

A Saints Day to Remember

The oldest portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha is an oil painting on canvas 41"x37"
painted by Father Chauchetière S.J. between 1682-1693.
It hangs in the sacristy of St. Francis Xavier Church on the Kanawaké Mohawk Reservation
on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, near Montréal, Québec.

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