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KATERI Native American Saint

The Life and Miracles of Kateri Tekakwitha

The combination of authentic and  beautifully written text and visually inspiring paintings will transform the reader as you experience Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, an extraordinary Christian woman, and the journey through her short life.

This work of art is an intimate experience with the first Native American woman declared a saint by the Catholic Church in 2012 in Rome, Italy.

Stand beside the gentle but resilient young woman who, through her awakened belief, was able to endure many hardships that she encountered including illness and the rejection by her tribe. Relive the sensitively portrayed moments of her life in the wilderness of North America.

Little Sunshine, a name given to her at birth, was left an orphan at age four in the bitter cold winter of 1660, when an epidemic of smallpox spread through the longhouses like a tidal wave.

Saint Kateri amazed the Catholics of her time through her unadorned virtue, mystical prayer life, and love for Christ. She is a strong link between the Native American community and the Catholic church. Her faith is an encouraging example to people of all walks of life. She was an inspiration to everyone including the Jesuit priests who knew her.

Written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Giovanna Paponetti, Kateri Native American Saint is an emotional and deeply moving biography of St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

Forward by Archbishop Charles Chaput – First Native American Archbishop. Inspired by Tonita Lujan of Taos Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.

Commemorative Canonization Edition:
Avialable on Etsy
8.25" x 10"
56 pages, 21 full-color plates
ISBN: 978-0-615-68884-8 (Hardcover)

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© 2012 Giovanna Paponetti. All rights reserved.