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The Saint-To-Be

 

 

 

The oldest known image of  Blessed  Kateri Tekakwitha.

Painted after her death by one of the missionary priests who knew her, Father Claude
Chaucheti
ère, at the Saint-Louis Mission, where  Kateri spent her final years.

He was inspired to paint the portrait after a radiant vision of Kateri appeared to him.

The painting, in oils, is 41"x 37" and hangs in the sacristy of the St. Francis  Xavier
church at Kanawak
é Mohawk Reservation on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River
 near Montréal, Québec.

 

 

Who is Kateri Tekakwitha?

 

 

 





 

Lily Of The Mohawks

Where Jesuit martyrs met death
A baby girl drew her first breath
Kateri Tekakwitha was her name
She grew to Blessed Sainthood fame


From blood of martyrs comes seeds
Blessed Saints fulfilling Christ's needs
And this is what Kateri became
Her love of God burned like a flame


Small pox hit the Mohawk tribe
Kateri's parents and brother died
the illness treated her most unkind
leaving her badly scarred and half blind


Raised by her uncle, a Mohawk Chief
Kateri held with the Mohawk belief
But one day from across the seas
came Christian Jesuit missionaries


The kind Black Robed ones
told Kateri of God's only Son
Studying and believing as they
She converted to the Christian Way


She was Baptised on Easter Sunday
Now Christ was in her heart to stay
Her soul now from final death free
Kateri was filled with love and charity


She ministered to her people's tribe
with great love, charity and pride
Kateri said, "I am not my own
I will never marry nor have a home"


"No matter the hardship of poverty
"Christ is the only love for me"
She was dedicated to Christ for life
fighting her people's poverty and strife


Though her facial beauty badly scarred
she created beauty from Crosses she carved
Her greatness of spirit spans the centuries
reflected in all Mother Earth's land and trees...


Kateri died at age twenty four
and is remembered forever more
she became in loving tribute after she died
The first North American to be Beatified


After Kateri took her last breath
and lay in peaceful death
A Blessed transformation took place
there was beautiful serenity on her face


There were no longer pock marks there
God had erased them with loving care
and she had a beautiful smile
much like that of an Angelic child

 






 

This beautiful poem was written
by
Barbara LaBarbera (also known as Thunderwolf)
© 2004
and is used on this site with her
kind permission

 

 



 



Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

 

O God, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World,
did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk
and of the St. Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha,
grant we beseech You,
the favour we beg through their intercession;
that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted
among her Saints by the Holy Mother Church,
and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her
innocence and faith.
Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen

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