On Sunday, Oct. 21, Catholics in the Philadelphia region celebrated St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s canonization at the shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem. The celebration included Native American drumming and round dancing, a procession with a statue of St. Kateri, a traditional Blessing of the Four Directions performed by local Native Americans and a 3 p.m. Mass celebrated by Father Thomas Betz, O.F.M. Cap.
Nitawe Stine and Andrew Hatzold in the procession before mass.
Procession on grounds of shrine before mass.
Participants in the celebration for the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha process with a statue of her before Mass.
Native Americans from the Kateri Ciricle group walk in procession before Mass at the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Bensalem.
Fr. Tom Betz O.F.M. Cap. was the celebrant for the mass celebrating the canonization of Saint Kateri.