Monday, August 10, 2020

What St. Kateri Tekakwitha Means to Indigenous Catholics

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Bishop James Wall is the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall is joined by special guest Fr, Dale Jamison, director of Native American ministry in the Diocese of Gallup, to talk about the influence of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American Saint.

Topics Discussed:

00:20 – Introducing Fr. Dale Jamison, OFM
01:25 – Who was St. Kateri Tekakwitha?
05:38 – St. Kateri’s example of charity – her “horizontal” relationship with her people and her “vertical” relationship with God
10:08 – St. Kateri’s Feast Day
15:16 – The Tekakwitha Conference
18:29 – St. Kateri’s Canonization
22:12 – What one quality of St. Kateri’s is attractive to Fr. Dale and Bishop Wall?


National Tekakwitha Conference

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