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Kateri Tekakwitha – First Native American Saint

Posted By Paul G December 20th, 2011 Last Updated on: February 16th, 2012

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk convert to Christianity, is one of seven named by the Vatican today for canonization after their miracles were recognised by the  Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Blessed Kateri lived from 1656-1680 near what is now New York and Quebec and was known for her sanctity during her lifetime. For more information on her,  see: http://www.katerishrine.com/kateri.html

Source – Independent Catholic News

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MOJADO K.C.H.

WHAT ABOUT JUAN DIEGO FROM MEXICO OR SAN MARTIN FROM PERU

Krista

That is what I was thinking… Native America spans from Alaska to Chile.

In solidarity,
Krista

Delores

What is a saint?
I believe a saint is one who has accepted Jesus Christ as his own personal savior and is saved.
Thus, your Catholic saint is not the 1st Native American Saint.

Cathe

Hi Dolores,

A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness, sanctity, and virtue. The act of accepting Jesus Christ as one’s personal saviour and believing that one has been saved won’t make a person a Saint. One has to live an exceptional holy life. Kateri Tekakwitha has passed the qualification for Sainthood and has been recognized for her holiness thus she is the First Native American saint.

There’s no point arguing about it. God bless you if you aspire to be a saint.

Kapehe

God Bless You!

Mr Denny

Check out Beautiful Spring by Denny Carleton

jake

Check this out…
Here are lyrics to a song by Denny Carleton:
http://www.dennycarleton.com/boxLyrics.htm

Below are a couple of links to his the song:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/living-saints/id68496436
http://www.amazon.com/Kateri-Kateri-Takawithwa/dp/B0016QA24Q

Tsalagi_Phoenix

That’s great news 🙂

bowman

Kateri is not the first North American saint. St. Peter the Aleut was an Orthodox American fisherman who strayed south from Alaska and was martyred by the Spanish in California.

ME

Thanks.

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