Patron Saint of Environmentalists and Orphans, Feast day July 14
God of all creation, goodness and love, our
hearts are filled with gratitude and praise
for you. In our beloved St. Kateri you have
found gentleness and peace. In her you
have heard once more “Jesus, I love you”.
In St. Kateri Tekakwitha you have given
your Church a new maiden of the Gospel
for your Son.
As the indigenous peoples of North America
celebrate her goodness and as all the
Church honors her holiness we raise our
voices in praise and joy. You have given us
a gift beyond all measure and we ask you
to help us celebrate this treasure as we live
holy and peace-filled lives in your name.
Please continue to grant our request and
the needs of our brothers and sisters
through St. Kateri’s intercession in her
heavenly home. Amen.