|Native Canadians were in Rome for the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a native who was born in New York and died in Quebec.|
They were Kateri Tekakwitha, Jacques Berthieu, Pedro Calungsod, Giovanni Battista Piamarta, Maria Carmen Salles y Barangueras, Marianne Cope, and Anna Schaffer.
St. Kateri, known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," converted to Catholicism at age 18 and lived a remarkable life of prayer and penance before her death at age 24. She is the first ever native North American saint.
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