Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Into The Deep: Marianist Monday
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at Founder's Hollow

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha repeats the example of all the saints: Holiness thrives on the cross, anywhere. Yet she did have what Christians - all people - need: the support of a community. She had a good mother, helpful priests, Christian friends. These were present in what we call primitive conditions, and blossomed in the age-old Christian triad of prayer, fasting and almsgiving: union with God in Jesus and the Spirit, self-discipline and often suffering, and charity for her brothers and sisters.