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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Birth
Auriesville, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 17 Apr 1680 (aged 23–24)
Kahnawake, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Kahnawake, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 6639368 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6639368
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (1656–17 Apr 1680), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6639368, citing Saint Francis-Xavier Mission, Kahnawake, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .