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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Birth: 1656
Auriesville
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1680
Kahnawake
Monteregie Region
Quebec, Canada

Roman Catholica Religious Figure. Born to a Christian Algonquin and a Mohawk chief, she was orphaned in a smallpox epidemic which also left her pockmarked and nearly blind. At the age of twenty she asked to be baptized by missionary Jesuits. Her family persecuted her for her conversion to Christianity and her refusal to marry, causing her to flee almost three hundred miles to the Saint Francois-Xavier Mission near Montreal. She lived there for four years and was known for her great faith and love before dying at the age of twenty-four. Eyewitnesses recorded that her scars vanished and her face became radiant fifteen minutes after she died. She is the first Native American considered for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church, and is is one miracle away from canonization. Her bones rest in a sealed marble tomb at the St. Francis-Xavier Mission in Kahnawake, Quebec. 
 
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Saint Francis-Xavier Mission
Kahnawake
Monteregie Region
Quebec, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: PaulaAnne
Record added: Jul 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6639368
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Added by: PaulaAnne
 
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
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- Beautiful Savior Is My Lord Jesus Christ
 Added: May. 28, 2014
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: I have prayed for your cannonization as a saint and I know its the Pope decision to make you as one of the followers of our Lord Jesus Christ! I hope someday that you become a saint but for now I glad that you are now a saint, Lil...(Read more)
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