Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Wonderful Gift From a Generous Giver

Roxie was soooo gracious offering this wonder giveaway at her blog a while ago, and we were the very blessed winners. The Kateri Tekawitha doll is beautiful and my little girls have especially been loving her (A LOT). There was also a little wooden cross, and a sage stick (the native American inscense.)
What great joy the very lovely Roxie has given us and we are sending her many prayers in thanks.
Blessed Kateri now is in a very special spot in the living room!
What Roxie doesn't know is that we share a love of this Blessed Mohawk Indian Girl. We live in the Mohawk Valley of New York State and about 1 1/2 hours from the shrine on Blessed Kateri and the North American Martyrs. The wooden statue of Blessed Kateri is from inside the
Colliseum, one of the first circular churches in the USA. Built in 1930 it holds about 6000 people.
Another statue of Blessed Kateri and a prayer for her canonization at the Auriesville Shrine.
You can see the full post about our last trip to the shrine here.
Thanks again Roxie, for your beautiful caring heart.

3 comments:

Anne (aussieannie) said...

Beautiful, Joann!

Mary G said...

Awesome! And we love that shrine ... we visited 10 years ago on our way thru NY state to NH, VT and then Nova Scotia....

my older two (then 6 and 8) still remember!

little sparrow , florasita , sticklady , strong tree woman said...

Oh Joann Thank you Thank you for posting this for me today . It just lifted me . To see the shrine and statue is very uplifting .
Kateri is a very beautiful guide I am glad your little ones are walking with Kateri she is a beauiful saint especially for His little ones ;-)
Thanks again much love to you all
Roxie