Today is the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American woman to be declared a Saint. Our region of the Secular Franciscan Order is named after her.
Here's a prayer from online.
St. Kateri, Star of Native People and Bright Light for all!
We thank God for your heroic courage, constant perseverance and deep love of the Cross.
Pray for us that our love for Christ may deepen.
And may we imitate you in following God’s Will even when difficulties arise.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Pax et bonum