She was born to a Mohawk Father and a Christian Algonquin Mother in 1656. Her mother gave her a sense of the living God … and her greatest wish was to know and please God.
Today’s Gospel reminds us of the persecution Christians all over the world suffer because of their belief in God. Saint Kateri escaped her own village because of her beliefs longing to live a life of grace, daily Mass and prayer.
In St. Kateri, faith and culture enriched each other. Does someone you know from another culture find it difficult to love Jesus without denying who they are? How can you and your family welcome and support them?
May St. Kateri’s example of faith, and the courage of her vocation, inspire all of us today!
For additional reading: Coming Persecutions, Matthew 10:16-23.
Learn more about St. Kateri Tekakwitha.