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Near Centerville in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron

(The Fairest Flower That Ever Bloomed Among The Red Men)

 

1656 - 1680 (Died at Age 24)

 
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
1. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron Marker
Inscription.

Kateri was an Indian princess. Her father Kenneronkwa was a chief of the Mohawk-Iroquois (Turtle Clan). Her mother was Kahenta of the Algonquin tribe.

This young Indian maiden is honored on July 14 as the first North American Indian proposed for canonization in the Roman Catholic Church. She was canonized Oct. 2, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. She dedicated her life to prayer, penance, chastity, caring for the ill, and other acts of charity. Immediately before her death, her childhood smallpox scars totally vanished. A cross in her memory stands at Auriesville, NY. near the site of the village where she lived.
 
Erected by Indian Awareness Center of the Fulton County Historical Society and St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park Committee.
 
Location. 38° 14.077′ N, 94° 56.651′ W. Marker is near Centerville, Kansas, in Linn County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, off 1525th Road, about four miles ENE of Centerville. Marker is in this post office area: Centerville KS 66014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daily Offering (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin School (within
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
2. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron Marker
Students learning about American Indian musical instruments
shouting distance of this marker); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (within shouting distance of this marker); Potawatomi "Trail of Death" march & death of Fr. Petit (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Potawatomi Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Priests House (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Petit and the Trail of Death (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, KS. (Submitted on December 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. St. Kateri Tekakwitha. (Submitted on December 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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