Crosses in the Woods: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
By Elaine Woodfield
Published: March 6, 2013.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Who was St. Kateri Tekakwitha? She was born in 1656 in what is now upstate New York. Her mother was a Catholic Algonquin and her father was a Mohawk Chieftain. Kateri was devoted to our Lady, the Mother of Jesus, and to Jesus Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament. How did she come to focus her life in this way? Meet this vibrant young woman in the book Crosses in the Woods.