Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized in Rome on Sunday October 21, 2012.  Below are resources to help staff and students become more familiar with Saint Kateri’s life, Christian witness and importance as a saint of North American Indigenous heritage.

School Morning Announcements and Prayers
Morning Announcements and Prayers to Celebrate the Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
(Three days of stories and prayers, adapted from nine day resource below. Can be used with morning announcements or in the classroom. Each day’s story concludes with a prayer.)
Morning Announcements and Prayers to Prepare for the Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha
(Nine days of morning announcements covering the story of St. Kateri’s life, with a prayer for each day, originally prepared for the nine days leading to St. Kateri’s canonization.   They can be adapted, combined or used as the basis for a school prayer service – please use as you see fit. Catholic schools with a First Nations population may find these daily announcements and prayers helpful)

 Video Presentations
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: A Healer’s Saint
(6:45 min video presentation from Kateri Television with discussion questions. Excellent for classroom and adult faith groups)
Kateri Tekakwitha: A Testimony of Healing
(Interview at Anishnabe Spiritual Centre with Indigenous woman, Geraldine Ziegler about her experience of healing through intercession of Kateri Tekakwitha)
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Model of the First Evangelization and of the New Evangelization
(With Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., CEO Salt + Light TV)

Oldest Portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha
(The oldest portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha is an oil painting on canvas 41 x 37″ painted by Father Chauchetière between 1682-1693. Kateri appeared to him during that time. The original painting hangs in the sacristy of St. Francis Xavier Church on the
Kanawaké Mohawk Reservation on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, near Montréal, Québec.)
Lily of the Mohawks 1 and 2 by Dorothy Speiser
Bronze Statue of Bl. Kateri at Santa Fe Cathedral
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
(Stained Glass at St. Jerome Church, West Long Branch, New Jersey)
Holy Cards and Other Images
Yahoo Images of Kateri Tekakwitha

Print Information

NEW:  My Cousin Kateri Tekakwitha – Life Story & Reflections
(Personal website and reflections of Norm Léveillée, who has dedicated himself to spreading devotion to St. Kateri)
Life of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
(CCCB website)
Life of Blessed Kateri
(Fr. Tom Rosica, Salt & Light TV, PDF)
Kateri Tekakwitha
(Wikipedia Article)
Short Life of Kateri Tekakwitha
(Villagers Media Kateri Television page – site is a very good source of teaching on Catholic North American Aboriginal spirituality)
EWTN Biography of Kateri Tekakwitha
Miracles of Kateri Tekakwitha
(Condensed from: Fr. Pierre Cholenec’s Catherine Tekakwitha: Her Life)
Kateri Tekakwitha – Testimony of Healing
(May not be accessible through school servers)
Kateri Tekakwitha, A Saint for Today’s Youth
(By Erik Sorensen)
At the deathbed of Kateri Takawitha, the first American Indian saint
(Details of Bl. Kateri’s death and its effects from Fr. Pierre Cholenec’s first-hand account. Contains lovely watercolour image of Bl. Kateri by Dorothy M. Speiser.)

Lesson Plans & Colouring Pages
Downloadable Crafts and Activities
(Catholic Icing.com)
Reproduction of Stained glass window from Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church LaGrangevile, New York
(Colouring page posted by St. John the Baptist RC Church, Front Royal, VA)
Blessed Kateri Colouring Page
(Very simple rendition of Bl. Kateri from coloringsaints.com)
Blessed Kateri Colouring Page
(Florida Centre for Peace)
Colouring Page:  Kateri Baptized
Kindergarten/Grade One Printing Worksheet on Bl. Kateri
Blessed Kateri Play and Crafts
(Embedded YouTube hosted skit on Bl. Kateri; Free printable craft sheet for creating Christian native headband)
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Crafts
(Directions for making simple figure of Bl. Kateri in Art class)
Kateri Tekakwitha Cross and Beads Necklace Craft
(From Crafolic.com)
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Felt Statue Craft Doll
(Links to photo of finished craft – no directions)
Footsteps of American Saints – Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
(Lesson plan to reflect on the life of Bl. Kateri from National Catholic Committee on Scouting)
Mission Awareness Lesson Plan:  Kateri Tekakwitha
(From Archdiocese of Los Angeles)

Liturgical Resources (more to be added)
Diocese of Albany, NY Resources
– Suggested Intercessions for Mass the weekend of Canonization (need to be adapted to local circumstances) (pp. 4-5)
– Suggested hymns (p. 6)
– Bibliography (p. 7-8)
– Websites
Mass Prayers and Readings for Feast of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha,Virgin
“Lily of the Mohawks” AD 1680 July 14
(Contains Collect, Readings and closing prayer)

Church Statements
Statement by CCCB President

Canadian Bishops’ Page on Blessed Kateri
St. Francis Xavier Mission, Kanawake, QC
(Location of Bl. Kateri’s tomb and remains)
Lily of the Mohawks Kateri Website
National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, New York
The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks1656-1680
(Ellen Walworth, 1891 Gutenberg Project online book)
Stories and Journeys from the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Church!
(From Kateri TV page –  excellent Aboriginal Spirituality video resources)
Bronze Statue of Kateri Tekakwitha at Santa Fe Cathedral
(Beautiful work of art, among many depicting Bl. Kateri)
Aboriginal Education Resources
(RCCDSB Equity & Inclusivity Page, bottom section)

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