Saturday, April 17, 2021

Kateri Tekakwitha


Kateri Tekakwitha, Prophetic Witness, 1680
The Collect:
Almighty and everliving God, who opened the heart of Kateri Tekakwitha to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ and to devote her life to your service: Grant us the same zeal of devotion to persevere in faith through the trials and tribulations of our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Kateri Tekakwitha (pronounced [ˈɡaderi deɡaˈɡwita] in Mohawk), given the name - It translates to "She who bumps into things." Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680), was an Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman.