Monday, October 15, 2012

Preparations for Kateri canonization

Edmonton parishes planning celebrations for aboriginal saint
A new statue of Kateri Tekakwitha stands
on the grounds of St. Joseph Seminary.
Chris Miller / CCN.

The B.C. Catholic has a story by Chris Miller of the Western Catholic Reporter about celebrations planned in Edmonton for the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha:
Blessed Kateri will be the first aboriginal person to be recognized as a saint. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” she will be canonized Oct. 21 in Rome and named St. Kateri.

A small assembly from Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish in Hobbema, including Father Marc Cramer, is going to Rome for the canonization.

St. Joseph’s College at the U of A has planned a celebration for Oct. 19. The celebration will include a First Peoples Mass at 5:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner and a traditional dance to follow. The event will also include drumming, music and crafts.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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