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Kateri Tekakwitha

1656–1680

 
 
Kateri Tekakwitha Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis A. Prats, April 11, 2012
1. Kateri Tekakwitha Plaque
Inscription.
First Indian of North America
to be Promoted a Saint

 
Erected by Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre and the John Crosby Estate.
 
Location. 35° 41.202′ N, 105° 56.197′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of Cathedral Place and East San Francisco Street, on the right when traveling north on Cathedral Place. Click for map. The marker and statue are in the small plaza at the entrance to St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, to the left of the doors. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Don Diego de Vargas Zapata LujŠn Ponce de Leůn, El Marques de la Nava de Barcinas (within shouting distance of this marker); Sena Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Diego Arias de Quiros (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Building Stood Here Before 1680
“Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha” image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis A. Prats, April 11, 2012
2. “Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha”
2003 painted bronze by Estella Loretto is 7½ feet tall.
(about 300 feet away); Santa Fe Trail (about 500 feet away); Site of Santa Feís First Chapel (about 500 feet away); Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (about 500 feet away); End of Santa Fe Trail (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Regarding Kateri Tekakwitha. She died and was buried in Kahnawake near Montreal, Ontario, Canada. Her gravestone reads, “Kateri Tekakwitha / Ownkeonweke Katsitsiio Teonsitsianekaron / The fairest flower that ever bloomed among red men.”
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri Tekakwitha, originally known as Catherine Tekakwitha and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680) was an Algonquin and Iroquois Native American religious lay woman from New France and an early convert to Roman Catholicism. She died at the age of 24 shortly after professing her vows of virginity.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Looks Out to the Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 13, 2012
3. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Looks Out to the Street
She is the first Native American woman to be venerated in the Roman Catholic Church. Tekakwitha was beatified by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1980. On February 18, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI announced at Saint Peterís Basilica that Tekakwitha will be canonized on October 21, 2012. (Submitted on April 29, 2012.) 
 
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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis A. Prats, April 11, 2012
4. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Oldest Known Portrait of Catherine Tekakwitha image. Click for full size.
By Claude ChauchetiŤre, S.J., circa 1690
5. Oldest Known Portrait of Catherine Tekakwitha
Courtesy Wikipedia Commons.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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