St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (Tue, 14 Jul 2020)
St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Her mother was an Algonquin, who was
captured by the Mohawks and who took a Mohawk chief for her husband. She contracted smallpox as a four-year-old child which scarred her skin. The scars were a source of humiliation in her youth. She
was commonly seen wearing a blanket to hide her face. Worse, her entire family died during the ...
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