July 14 – Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha


listenJesus My Lord, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) was the daughter of a pagan Mohawk chief.  A Jesuit missionary converted her, and then her relatives shunned her.  They attacked her beliefs, resented her for refusing to work on Sundays, and insulted her prayer life.  This did not deter her from practicing the Faith.  Now she is the patron of people who are ridiculed for their piety.  I ask her pray for the needs of Native Americans, especially those whose rights have been abused, and to intercede for me when people reject the way I express my faith or ridicule my methods of working toward holiness.  Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Francis Solano (1549-1610)
Feast day July 14

quoteOh, if we could just praise God as faithfully as these tiny creatures do [pointing at some birds].”

Saint Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614)
Feast Day July 14

quoteThink well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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