Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

She was born of a Catholic Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father.  She was influenced by the fervent Christianity of her mother and of the Black Robes to live a life of remarkable virtue, at heart not only a Christian – “a praying Indian” – but a Christian virgin. She attained the most perfect union with her Creator in prayer. Her extraordinary sanctity impressed not only her own people  but the French and the Jesuit missionaries.

Pictures taken at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

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