Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blessed Kateri Tekawitha: Model of Devotion to the Eucharist

"Every morning, even in bitterest winter, she stood before the chapel door until it opened at four and remained there until after the last Mass."

"Out from her Caughnawaga cabin at dawn and straight-way to chapel to adore the Blessed Sacrament, hear every Mass; back again during the day to hear instruction, and at night for a last prayer or Benediction. Her neighbors sought to be near her when she received Holy Communion, as her manner excited devotion."

~ From the Catholic Network's biography of Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha ~

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha

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 the St. 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 will 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.

Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, DD
Bishop of Albany, NY

~ More information from the National Shrine of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha ~

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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