Friday, July 14, 2006Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Happy Feast Day! Blessed Kateri is the first Native American to be up for canonization. She endured extreme persecution for her Christian faith and serves as a great model for people everywhere to care a bit more about the environment... something a lot of Christians automatically (though incorrectly) marry to the liberal ideology. Kateri is the patron saint of ecologists; environmentalism; exiles; loss of parents; people ridiculed for their piety.
Here is a prayer for her canonization:
O God who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the Saint Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech You, the favor we beg through her intercession; that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among her Saints by 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.