St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Lily of the Mohawks
Your love for Jesus, so strong, so steadfast, grant that we may become like you. Your short and painful life showed us your strength and humility. Grant that we may become forever humble like you. Like the bright and shining stars at night, we pray that your light may forever shine down upon us, giving light, hope, peacefulness and serenity in our darkest moments. Fill our hearts, St. Kateri Tekakwitha with your same love for Jesus and grant us your strength and courage to become one like you in heaven. Amen.
Prayer by Harold Caldwell in honour of the canonization of St. Kateri.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Our Elder Sister in the Lord,
Discreetly, you watch over us. May your love for Jesus and Mary inspire in us words and deeds of friendship, of forgiveness and of reconciliation. Pray that God may give us the courage, the boldness and the strength to build a world of justice and peace among ourselves and among all nations.
Help us, as you did, to encounter our Creator God present in the very depths of nature, and so become witnesses of Life. With you, we praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
For a Prayer in the Four Directions, illustrated. in part, by a photo of the stained glass at Our Lady of Mercy (Enoch) Church, go to: http://www.skt4.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Four-Directions-Prayer-1.pdf
St. Kateri Chaplet
May the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, through St. Kateri’s prayers, restore the beauty of our waters, skies, forests, and air; the ecology of our entire world.
TO PRAY THE CHAPLET: Kiss the Cross and make the sign of the Cross † with it, saying, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”
Petition St. Kateri’s help in your personal needs.
On each of the 8 brown beads, representing Mother Earth, recite the “Our Father”; on each of the 8 red beads, representing Love, recite the “Hail Mary”; and on each of the 8 crystal or white beads, representing the clear lakes and streams we believe, are the tears of the Great Spirit, recite the “Glory Be”. Make the Sign of the Cross. †
To print the chaplet prayer, go to: http://www.skt4.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/St.-Kateri-Chaplet-1.pdf
St. Kateri was 24 years old when she died.
The 24 chaplet prayers honour St. Kateri’s life.
We have a limited number of blessed St. Kateri chaplets, pictured above, for distribution at no charge. For more information, go to Contact Us: http://www.skt4.ca/contact/.
Litany of Kahnawake
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Catherine Tekakwitha, pray for us.
Holy young virgin, pray for us.
Spouse of Christ, pray for us.
Daughter of Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Lily of purity, pray for us.
Consoler of the Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Courage of the afflicted, pray for us.
Leader of the true faith through the love of Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Servant to the sick, pray for us.
Great servant of God, pray for us.
Spiritual sister, pray for us.
Guardian of chastity, pray for us.
Reliever of the temptations of the flesh, pray for us.
Imitator of our Lord in prayer, pray for us.
Deliverer of the persecuted, pray for us.
Virgin of patience, pray for us.
Virgin of penance, pray for us.
Virgin most obedient, pray for us.
Virgin most humble, pray for us.
Virgin, Blessed Catherine Tekakwitha, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O holy, daughter of the Mother of God, that we find Christ through you, Catherine Tekakwitha.
Let us pray.
Catherine Tekakwitha who made her mother the Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, and has given herself as the spouse to Christ. Catherine Tekakwitha lead us on the road to Heaven and without ever abandoning us during this travel, as God the Father had guided you in your voyage without ever abandoning you. Through you with your eternal spouse, Jesus Christ. Amen.