Facilitator: Sr. Kateri Mitchell
St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), also known as Lily of the Mohawks, is the first Indigenous saint of North America. She converted to Catholicism at age 19 and, after refusing to marry, moved to the Jesuit mission at Kahnawake, south of Montreal. There, she lived a life of prayer and asceticism. Following her death, many miracles and supernatural occurrences were attributed to her. She was canonized in 2012. In Canada, her feast is celebrated April 17. This weekend retreat will focus on the relevance of St. Kateri’s spirit today, her relationship with our Creator God and the gifts of creation.
Sr. Kateri Mitchell, SSA, is a Sister of St. Ann who was born and raised on the St. Regis (Akwesasne) Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York, southern Ontario and Quebec. She has been a teacher and school administrator, worked full time in several forms of Indigenous pastoral ministry and served for 20 years as executive director of the international Tekakwitha Conference dedicated to evangelization among Indigenous peoples. Sister Kateri has been an advisor to the Vatican and the American bishops on Indigenous ministry and interfaith affairs. She was appointed as the first North American Indigenous person on the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
|Friday April 16, 2021||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday April 17, 2021||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday April 18, 2021||9:00 am - 1:00 pm|