Kateri’s miracle

With Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha about to be declared a saint, new attention is focusing on the American boy whose miraculous healing is making that possible: Pope Benedict XVI has decreed that a Sandy Point boy’s recovery from the flesh-eating bacteria that nearly killed him in 2006 is a miracle that can be attributed to Blessed [Read More...]

A first: Native American, Blessed Kateri, to become a saint

This will be big news, especially in my neck of the woods. Blessed Kateri was a New Yorker — okay, she was from upstate — but a small statue of her is prominent in the raredos behind our altar in Queens.  (That’s particularly unusual, because our church was dedicated in 1940, three years before she [Read More...]