|Butterfly's patron saint|
SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Flower of the Algonguins
Lily of the Mohawks
Lily of the Mohawks
Here in the United States we recently celebrated her feast day, which is July 14th.
In Canada, St. Kateri's feast day is celebrated on the 17th of April...I guess we will just have to celebrate twice! :o)
I spotted this tapestry of her image while walking in Rome...I was so excited and bought it for my girl. I framed it to keep it dust free...
Butterfly chose to hang it above her bed. It's lovely.
|Tapestry portrait of St. Kateri from Rome, Italy|
Here is an oil painting of St. Kateri which was painted by Fr. Chauchetière.
|One of the oldest portraits of St. Kateri from|
Like Jesus, St. Kateri suffered much.
She was orphaned, disfigured and partially blinded by smallpox...and she was treated cruelly, and made an outcast in her village. She was ostracized by her own people, neighbors & children...
When she converted to Catholicism, she was shunned and endured great ridicule. Stones were thrown at her as she walked to daily Mass.
Through all this hostility, she remained with a charitable heart. She is described as having virtues of piety, industry, purity, and fortitude.
Little Lamb made a special cake to help celebrate Butterfly's patron saint.
You can see the rest, HERE.
I always bring out the *guardian angel* candle holder for special feast days & anniversaries: Baptism, First Holy Communion and (now) Confirmation. Even if I don't have time to create a special dessert (like the one above) or even a special meal to commemorate the day, the candle alone sets the occasion and we are reminded to give thanks...and to pray.
O God, who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the St. Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily. Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech You, the favor we beg through the intercession that this young lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among the saints of Holy Mother Church, and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen
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