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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

My confirmation saint.

Kathryn Strimbu

on 10 October 2013

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Transcript of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Growing up...
Born: 1656
Father: chief of a Mohawk tribe
Mother: conquered Algonquin
Baptism: 1676 by Fr. Jacques de Lamberville
Fleeing her tribe
Finding the Jesuits
Facts about St. Kateri
Kateri was half Algonquin and half Iroquois.
Becoming a Saint
Kateri is one of the newer saints. She was just canonized last year by Benedict XVI. This is her road to sainthood.

Smallpox disease
As a child:
Roman Catholic faith:
Fifteen-years old
Baptized at twenty
Being a Teen:
In Kahanawake
Older sister
Native American Christian converts
First Communion: Christmas, 1677
Vow of Celibacy: 1679, age 23
Nicknames/other names
"Lily of the Mohawks"
"Genevieve of New France"
"Pocahontas of the Catholic Church"
"Most beautiful flower that bloomed among the Indians"
Catherine Tekakwitha
Important Dates
Feast Day: April 17
(July 14 or March 25 on some calenders)
Novena to St. Kateri
Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need: (state intercession...)
I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity, and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, , Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me.
Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me. Most of all, I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life, and save my soul. AMEN
In Thanksgiving to God for the graces bestowed upon Kateri: Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory Be...Glory Be...Glory Be
Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks, pray for me.
Patron Saint of...
ecologist, ecology, etc.
environmentalist, environment, etc.
loss of parents, orphans
Native Americans
those persecuted for their religion
lily (chastity)
rosary (devotion to God
Before we begin, a few facts about sainthood...
Bishop; 5 years; "Servant of God"
Church official; documents and witnesses; "venerable"
Miracle; "blessed"
Pope; second miracle
Venerated: January 3, 1943
by Pius XII

Beatified: June 22, 1980
by John Paul II

Canonized: October 21, 2012
by Benedict XVI

Kateri "Catherine" Tekakwitha was born in Osserneon (Now Auriesville, New York).
† Died †
In Kahanawake on April 17, 1680
Last Words
Beautiful Miracle
By Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012
First Native American Saint
Book: Dictionary of Saints by John J. Delaney

Never gave up
Go to Church
Took up her Cross
St. Kateri 's Life
Beatified: 1980
Jake Finkbonner
Flesh-eating bacteria
Lummi Tribe
"medically inexplicable"
Kateri 's Miracle
7 others
Pope Benedict XVI
What Can I Do?
Pick up trash
Be environmentally friendly
Raise money for the orphanage
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