Saint Kateri - Lily of the Mohawks
By Matthew and Margaret Bunson. Meet one of the Church's newest saints, Kateri Tekawitha, who was canonized on October 21, 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI. Hers is the brave story of the daughter of a Mohawk warrior and a Catholic Algonquin woman, who overcame loss, illness, and rejection in the short 24 years of her life. The book is divided into three parts. Part One gives a historical description of the world in which St. Kateri lived. You come to know her family, the Mohawk way of tribal life, and the French priests or the "Black Robes" who brought the Gospel to the Native Americans. Part Two portrays the heroic journey of St. Kateri as she is baptized and lives her Christian life amidst the struggles of the wilderness and the hostility of some members of her tribal family. Part Three is St. Kateri's gift to us - a spiritual legacy of holiness which will help us grow in our faith, especially in times of trial. God chooses his mystics and contemplatives as guides for life's journey. May St. Kateri's words echo in each of our hearts, "I am no longer my own. I have given myself entirely to Jesus Christ." Softcover, 234 pages.