Another saint, well known to many in North America.
55. In that same century, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young native of North America, was persecuted for her faith and, to escape, walked over three hundred kilometers in the wilderness. Kateri consecrated herself to God and died saying: “Jesus, I love you!”
Others may find devotional/hagiographical writings a bit saccharine. But I think they reveal something of how people adopt favorite saints and suggest something of human aspirations to holiness as well as hero-worship. Certainly not all bad. I do like to read these–like this one about Saint Kateri–not for historical or authenticated detail, but because of the friendship it represents with the saint.
Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.
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