Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kateri Tekakwitha

Today is the feast day of the first Native American Saint and here is a link with great information about her:

Kateri Tekakwitha

Flower of the Algonguins
Lily of the Mohawks

Feast Day
July 14 in the United States
April 17 in Canada

Kateri Tekakwitha
Gah-deh-lee Deh-gah-quee-tah

Loving creator God, we acknowledge your power and presence in the Four Directions of your vast and beautiful universe. We celebrate Kateri Tekakwitha, "Lily of the Mohawks", as one of your Son's most faithful followers. Help us to turn our backs on all evil and walk in her footsteps, sharing our love and Christian concern with others. Let us reverence, as she did, your mystical presence in the poor and suffering.

Through Kateri's powerful intercession, we confidently ask you to grant us this special favor we ask for in her name. (Mention your intentions.) Share your healing and peace especially with my family, friends and the sick, whom we commend to your loving care. We ask this through your crucified and risen Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal World, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen. Prayer from the National Shrine in Fonda (Caughnawaga) NY

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