Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha is a favorite saint to my two oldest daughters, ages 12 and 10. They love her story and love to read books about her. Just about every year one of them dresses as her at our All Saints party. But every few months, one of them, with a somewhat indignant air, will ask me, “Why isn’t she a Saint yet?” They seem to feel that some major injustice is being committed against her by the fact that she is “just” a “blessed”. I try to explain to them the process of canonization, but usually they walk away with a grumble.
I can’t wait to tell them about this news from Fr. James Martin:
According to Fr. Martin, the Vatican is investigating a miracle attributed to the “Lily of the Mohawks”. If approved, this would remove the last barrier to her being canonized a Saint of the Church. I can tell you this: if this happens, there will be much rejoicing in the Sammons household.
Blessed Kateri, pray for us!