ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Prayer to St. Kateri Tekakwitha
O Blessed Saint Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks, “Little Sunshine”,
favored sister of all, especially the Aboriginal Peoples,
You were among the First Peoples of Canada
to welcome the faith in Jesus Christ.
In spite of your harsh environment and personal suffering,
you witnessed to your people with prayer, the cross and service.
Pray for all the faithful of the Diocese of St. Paul:
the First Nations people,
the descendants of the early settlers,
the more recent immigrants,
and those who do not yet know Jesus.
Inspire us to embrace the cross of Christ, as you did,
and with it to rejoice in the goodness of God that comes to us each day.
You accepted Jesus as your Friend and God.
Help us also to become his disciples and
co-workers in the Kingdom
in word and in deeds,
so as to build a just and peaceful world.
Join with us in prayer, through the intercession of Mary
to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen