Monday, October 22, 2012

First native North American saint

Pope canonizes seven saints for the New Evangelization
Native Canadians were in Rome for the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a native who was born in New York and died in Quebec.
Here is a Catholic News Agency story about Pope Benedict XVI canonizing seven saints on World Mission Sunday.

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.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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