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Kateri Tekakwitha first Native American to be canonized
Thousands of pilgrims to attend canonization ceremony
week,Pope Benedict XVI will canonize seven saints including two
Americans: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint,
and Blessed Mother Marianne Cope, who spent the last 30 years of her
life ministering to the sick on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood causes of Blessed Marianne Cope of Molokai and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CNS) -- The path to sainthood for Blessed Marianne Cope of Molokai has been cleared after a Vatican congregation Dec. 6 confirmed a second miracle attributed to her intercession.
HONOLULU (CNS) -- More than 225 people from Hawaii are on the official Honolulu diocesan tour to see Blessed Marianne Cope become a saint Oct. 21 in St. Peter's Square.
Photo courtesy of Sisters of St. Francis
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, "the Lily of the Mohawks," is the young Indian maiden who, despite objections from some in her own clan, came to know and love Christ.
AURIESVILLE, N.Y. (CNS) -- As the sun set on the 73rd annual Tekakwitha Conference at its namesake's birthplace July 21, dozens of pilgrims joined hands and formed a circle, launching a traditional dance symbolic of friendship.
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