Saints Alive! | St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Kateri Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks, is a Roman Catholic saint who was an Iroquois Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman. Her real Mohawk name was Ioragode (“Splendor of the sun”). She belongs to the nation of the Iroquois, and among the Iroquois to the tribe of the Agniers, commonly known as Mohawks. She became Christian at age nineteen, when she was baptized Kateri (Iroquois name for Catherine). Catherine Tekakwitha took a devout vow of perpetual virginity, she is known also as First Iroquois Virgin. Upon her death at the age of 24, witnesses said that minutes later her scars vanished and her face appeared radiant and beautiful. She is known for her virtue of chastity and mortification of the flesh. Various miracles are attributed to her intercession. For more about this great saint, please click on the image. Peace be with you!