Having fully accepted the Christian faith, even to the point of leaving her family and people, Kateri lived in a small community called Sault Mission. Today, let’s think about what the life of St. Kateri Tekakwitha means to us? How can we understand the tensions she faced, and especially, the conflict between her and her people? And how can this person who lived three centuries ago be a part of our lives today?
What we last learned about St. Kateri Tekakwitha was that she grew up in a time of upheaval and tragedy, displaced by disease and war. Today we hear about her character and her struggles as a girl growing up.
Today we begin to look at our patron saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, to learn more about what wisdom her life and her example have to offer us, as well as to understand the power of her prayers and protection.
Try to imagine this young woman as she lived her life in her own family and community. Imagine her thoughts and feelings, her daily routine and the defining moments.
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