Media Center Pick of the Week: Saints

In our faith tradition, we are invited to encounter our Risen Lord in the communion of saints.

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In our faith tradition, we are invited to encounter our Risen Lord in the communion of saints. These dear ones accompany us in the struggles and joy of our daily work and prayer. This week, we offer the 6 minute DVD bio of the 17th century Native American woman, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Her short biographical sketch is part of the holy women portrayed in “Saints’ Gallery Volume V.” July 14th is the feast day of this Lily of the Mohawks. Pope John Paul II beatified Kateri in 1980. Orphaned, disfigured and partially blinded at age four after smallpox swept through her village in present day Upstate New York, this little girl held fast to the Catholic Christian faith witnessed by her mother. Resisting the disapproval of her uncle and the taunts of extended family, she eventually found Christian community in a Jesuit mission. Mixing flute music with narration, photography and live action set in Blessed Kateri’s native woodlands, this short feature engages heart and spirit. Dying at age 23, she is a patroness of ecology and peace. Use the on-line Order Form and request this title or search related resources with the key word: saint @ click here or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher @ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).