We celebrated our Saints Day with Year 7 today and they chose St Kateri Tekakwitha as their Patron Saint.
St Kateri was a member of the Mohawk tribe of North America. As a 4 year old child her family caught smallpox, although she survived, she was left with many scars, but her parents both died. When she became a Christian as a teenager she suffered rejection from her family and members of her tribe. However she was resolute in her conviction. During an outbreak of smallpox she looked after many people, many of the people who had rejected her. She died aged 24. She is co-patron of the environment
Thanks to all Year 7 Forms for their work in presenting their saints in great ways – we also learnt about St Josephine Bakhita, St Oscar Romero, St Maria Goretti, Blessed Isidore Bakanja and St John Bosco!
St Kateri- Pray for us