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.
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Wow. What a neat way your parish celebrated Saint Kateri’s special day and time. Wish I could have been there to pray and sing with you all. I live in Chicago. I did have the chance to pray and celebrate Mass with the Kateri Center here in Chhicago before they left for Rome. Watched the Canonization ceremony live from 3-5 in the morning. It waxs so beautiful. Then went to shores of lake michigtan to sing songts to first light and Kateri. Then Mass with gramma and grampa. All so special. Thanks for sharing how your parish celebrated. Many blessings. Mitakuye oyacin. Tim