Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680)
"Lily of the Mohawks"
First Native-American Beatified (June 22, 1980)
Memorial, July 14
O God, who, among the many marvels of your grace in the New World, did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the Saint Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech you, the favor we beg through her intercession; that this Young Lover of Jesus and of his cross may soon be counted among her saints by Holy Mother Church, and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. (Bureau of Indian Missions)