Tekakwitha Conference
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Chaplet

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Chaplet

A Chaplet of prayers dedicated in honor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
“Lily of the Mohawks”

Kateri, whose name is derived from “Catherine” and
Tekakwitha, which in Mohawk means, “Putting things in order” and
“Moving all things before her,” was 24 years young when she departed from this world and joined her beloved Ra-wen-ni-io, the God who created all things on Turtle Island and gave her an immortal soul and set it afire with a consuming love and desire for eternal life, free from sin.

24 Beads symbolizes Kateri’s short and painful life, yet fruitful years on earth.

Brown or Gold beads represent the color of Mother Earth. Ask for Saint Kateri’s intercession before God to set the Earth, our minds, our bodies, and all our problems in order.

Red beads represent the color of Love. Love runs in the red blood that flows through all humankind. Red is for the high form of love we must have for each other and the great love Kateri had for Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Ask Saint Kateri to form this love in all our hearts and to lead us all back to Jesus Christ.


Clear or White beads represent the clear lakes and streams we believe are the tears of the Great Spirit. May God restore the beauty of our water, skies, forests and air-the ecology of our entire World.

 

How to say the Chaplet: Type 1

  1. Kiss the medal or Crucifix and make the Sign of the Cross saying ”In the name of the Father, of the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
  2. Petition Saint Kateri Tekakwitha to help you in your personal needs.
  3. On the Brown or Gold beads, say 8 Our Father’s, Red beads, say 8 Hail Mary’s and Crystal or White beads, say 8 Glory Be’s. 
  4. Finish with the New Saint Kateri Prayer:

 

How to say the Chaplet: Type 2

  1. Kiss the medal or Crucifix and make the Sign of the Cross saying ”In the name of the Father, of the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
  2. Petition Saint Kateri Tekakwitha to help you in your personal needs.
  3. On the first set of three beads, say an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Glory Be.
  4. Continue saying an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be on each of the remaining sets of three beads.
  5. Finish with the New Saint Kateri Prayer:

 

New Saint Kateri Prayer

Prayer by: Harold Caldwell

O Saint Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks,
Your love for Jesus,
so strong, so steadfast,
pray that we may become like you.

Your short and painful life
showed us your strength and humility.
Pray 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, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
with your same love for Jesus 
and pray that we have the
strength and courage 
to become one like you in heaven.
Throught Christ our Lord.

Amen.