Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by janeandcharlie

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

“In front of St. Francis Cathedral in downtown Santa Fe is a luminous bronze statue of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American woman to be canonized on October 21, 2012.
She’s also the patron of nature and the environment. This Tekakwitha has flowing black hair; wears turquoise earrings, necklace, and a bracelet; and she carries eagle feathers in her hand.
This portrayal of Tekakwitha in her Southwestern aspect was created by Estella Loretto, a Jemez Pueblo sculptor, in 2002.
Kateri Tekakwitha is the patron saint of Native Americans and First Nations people—as well as the patron of ecologists, environmentalists, and of nature. Also known as Catherine Tekakwitha and Lily of the Mohawks, she was born in 1656 of Algonquin and Mohawk (Turtle clan) parents in New York. She died in Quebec in 1680.
The miracle that surrounds Kateri Tekakwitha is that the disfiguring pox scars from her bout with smallpox as a small child disappeared from her face a few minutes after her death. The priests who attended said she was revealed as incredibly beautiful and unblemished in death.”
—Laurel Kallenbach, freelance writer and editor
I had never heard of her before. It is a pretty statue.
August 26th, 2018  
August 26th, 2018  
A very colourful bronze. Well captured & interesting narrative
August 26th, 2018  
Very beautiful statue and interesting narrative. she died much too young.
August 26th, 2018  
I've seen this statue. It's very beautiful and you've done her justice with this shot.
August 27th, 2018  
Beautiful sculpture!
August 27th, 2018  
August 27th, 2018  
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Thanks so much for commenting on my photo of the statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. I've photographed it before, but in the bright sun, and it was too dark then. This was a rainy day, and the features showed much better.
August 28th, 2018  
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