He’s her fan: Leonard Cohen and St. Kateri

A Leonard Cohen fan blog revealed this week that the legendary singer-songwriter’s home has images of St. Kateri Tekakwitha practically everywhere you look. Cohen has been fascinated with Tekakwitha at least since 1966, when her story provided the backbone for his novel Beautiful Losers. Unfortunately the novel is filled with obscenity and the kind of [Read More...]

A new saint for sufferers of childhood trauma

Pope Benedict’s canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha yesterday gave the Church a new patroness for those who have suffered physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in childhood— particularly those whose abuse was perpetrated by family members or family friends. Born in 1656 to a Mohawk father and a Christian Algonquin mother in present-day New York, St. Kateri [Read More...]