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Blessed Kateri

July 14 is the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a convert to Christianity who lived in the 17th century. She was a member of the Mohawk tribe, and her conversion and life as a Christian was met with great suspicion and hostility from her family. Yet she was able to embrace her struggles and live a life of holiness. Her shrine is located in Fonda, N.Y., formerly known in Kateri’s time as Caughnawaga ("By the Rapids"). If you have a moment, take some time to learn about this remarkable woman who spent much of her life here before leaving for Quebec to continue her formation and celebration of her Christian beliefs.

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