St. Kateri Tekakwitha July 14
Her last words were, “Jesus. . Mary. . .I love you.”This Native American has an inspiring story for all.She was recently declared “Blessed” by John Paul the II in 1980. She was canonized by Pope Benedict on 10/21/2012. What a thrill that we can visit her home and the actual brook where she was baptized—that is if you live in the Albany part of NY or are traveling near.Here is the link to her story brought to you from the website of her Shrine in NY maintained by the Franciscans.
A simple reading of her story after dinner from this website, or other book from your Catholic Bookstore, (they have several,) will help everyone to get to know and pray to this saint better.
I found this Kateri Inspired Rosary on Pinterest from familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com
A couple of prayers:
Lord God, You called the virgin Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, to shine among the American Indian people as an example of innocence of life. Through her intercession, may all peoples of every tribe, tongue and nation, having been gathered into Your Church, proclaim your greatness in one song of praise. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Collect of the Mass in honor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha from the Roman Missal
Child's Prayer to St. Kateri
Kateri, loving child of God and Lily of the Mohawks, I thank God for the many graces He gave you. Help me to be more like you in my love for God and for people.
Give me a great love for the Holy Eucharist and the Mother of Jesus. Make me ready to make sacrifices for Jesus that I may save my soul and be happy with you in heaven.
Kateri, I love you. Always be my friend.