by PaulaAnne Sharkey Lemire
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, bright star of love and
Be my guide and guardian always.
Kateri, flower of purity and prayer,
Be my advocate before God, especially in my present need.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
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 St. Lawrence, the pure and tender
Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech You, the favor
we beg through Your intercession; that this Young Lover
of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among the
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
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