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Fort Defiance, Arizone Jubilee Celebration
November 24-25, 2015
PBS story about St. Kateri and Native American Catholics
I hope you are well.
I know it’s been a long time since the Tekakwitha Conference! I wanted to let you know that my PBS story about Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Native American Catholics will be on this weekend’s broadcast of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. (Check local listings.) We are releasing it in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.
The story is already posted on our website. Here is the link where you can watch it:
Please feel free to forward this link to anyone among your networks who might be interested or post it on social media. If anyone want to Tweet about it, please use the show’s handle @ReligionEthics and/or mine @KimLawtonRandE.
Thank-you again for your hospitality during the Tekakwitha Conference, and for being willing to be interviewed.
I wish you all the best,
Kim Lawton, Managing Editor
PBS “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly”
1819 L St NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20036
Follow me on Facebook at “Kim Lawton on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” and on Twitter @KimLawtonRandE.
Check out EWTN on November 18, 2015
The daughter of a Mohawk warrior and Algonquin mother, Kateri Tekakwitha experienced disease and war as a child.
National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with
Indigenous Peoples, 2015:
Introduction and Prayer
Catholicism and Traditional Indigenous Spirituality -
A Reflection on Commonalities
The National Day of Praer in Solidarity with Indidgenous Peoples has been celebrated on December 12 since 2002. The following reflection by the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council identifies areas of commonality found in Traditional Aboriginal spirituality and the Catholic faith, seeking to point out bridges for mutual understanding. These will hopefully lead to a deeper respect and appreciation among all Catholics towards traditional Indegenous spirituality, and at the same time show how Aboriginal Catholics see a relationship between their Catholic faith and their cultural and personal identity.
There is a similarity in Catholic and Indigenous spiritualties as both are committed to a relationship with the Divine Being who is honored and loved for His gifts and kindnesses to the human world.
Together we pray:
O Great Creator, we give praise and thanks to You for our lives and world. You make all things new and good, and you invite your peoples throughout creation to receive and share all that is good with each other. Thank you for how wonderfully and intimately You share Your life with us all. Likewise, we seek deepening relationships with each other and all Creation.
We commit to live and work with one another – our families; our communities; all cultures, nations, and peoples – in union with Mary, all the Saints, and our Grandfathers and Grandmothers who have gone before us and inspire us. We thank Your Great Holy Spirit for the great variety of gifts and talents You give Your people, and we commit to always using Your blessings to help one another and all Creation.
O God, there are many challenges in the world. We thank You for the gift of Your Son – Jesus Christ, Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We rely on our friendship in Jesus and the power of Your Great Spirit to help us live good and moral lives. May our journey towards deepening virtue help us to battle evil and to bring blessing to the most difficult challenges.
We commit, O Creator, to share with and care for each other as You continue to do with us: with great reverence, generosity, and respect.
All praise and thanks to you, O Creator, for the privilege and call to share in Your wonderful life!
St. Michaels, Arizona
May 2, 2015
Saint Kateri Celebration: Salt River, Arizona
April 25, 2015
Calvary Cemetery St. Kateri Preserve: Dayton, Ohio
April 22, 2015
Celebrations Honoring Saint Kateri Tekakwitha