First Native American Woman
to be a Saint!
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, known as Lily of the Mohawks or Genevieve of New France, was a convert to Christianity who took a vow of chastity. She was beatified in 1980, and was the first Native American proposed for canonization by the Roman Catholic Church.
This most remarkable sculpture was outside the entrance of
St Francis Church in
as if welcoming folks in
stunning in her stature, her amazing grace…
And I was taken by her beauty
was really rocked to my core
when telling my friend
Only after lighting candles in that church for EE who is facing life threatening surgery, and then being told the story of
then almost falling faint in Santa Fe when learning that
EE had in fact taken a small sculpture of
Kateri to the sacred Grotto out there in Colorado
had her son to place it there in the
Grotto for her own prayers of healing ways!
I had no idea
of all the things in the world for a friend so far away to have taken to the sacred Grotto
the very same Native American woman I was now looking at in
Oh the power of spirit
even now at times makes me weak in the knees indeed
I am grateful.
It’s almost that day of
it seems many across our lands
of all the many things
they are “grateful” and truly “thankful”
for in their lives.
Oh how long my list is when I sit and let the thoughts and feelings pour freely of
LIFE and all that it holds.
I am richly blessed by all of its wonders in life
and those who love me
who I am honored to love.
You too I am sure
will find much to be thankful for
if you take the time
this day, this week, the coming days
“just sit with the thoughts”
cup of coffee
that you are “thankful to enjoy”
also to join in reading my dear friends
she’s done it again!
She has really gone and done it this time
she challenges all of us
dig a little deeper in the
as we move through the days ahead!
Thank you friend!
This coffee has never tasted better than right here and right now!
Life is filled
beauty that surrounds us
even in frightening and fragile times.
This is the week of
as the roads get busy,
stress levels ZOOM like cars on the highways
with folks rushing to do shopping
friends and relations
make calls or visits
will find the time
take the time
all the many many moments
that you have
to be grateful for
express that thanks
in as many ways as you can think of!
TO SELF AND TO OTHERS
May the Creator/God/dess smile on you today
We are warriors of gentle spirit here
I wish you all that you dare to dream
the strength to work it til it becomes all that you hope!
Blessings on the wind…
Walk in Beauty,
Hope you are sending those postcards to cuzzie
there in Pulaski VA!
She reports they are already receiving them and enjoying all and
have received one already from all the way
Let’s do this thing
Angela Loy, Director of Activities
Pulaski Health & Rehab Center
2401 Lee Hwy N
Pulaski, VA 24301
Thank you all !