>> Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Virgins of the Lord, Bless the Lord.
July 14 is my dad's birthday, but it is also the Feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks.
Did you know? Kateri is derived from the name Catherine. Blessed Kateri took the name of St. Catherine of Siena as her heavenly patron.
For more information about Kateri visit the website of her shrine. You can also read this article. And there is this great reflection on 3 qualities of Kateri that made her ordinary story extra-ordinary.
"In this day and age, when the pleasure-principle so dominates our society, and when people expend all kinds of time, effort and energy to remove the Cross from Christianity and to escape the sometimes harsh realities and responsibilities of mature Christian living, Kateri Tekakwitha stands as an heroic example of how to integrate the mystery of the Cross with the mystery of the Resurrection in a way that gives honor and glory to God and that ensures loving service to His people."
-- Excerpt from The 3 Qualities of Kateri, Bishop Hubbard