St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Environment, Indigenous Americans and Ecology

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena
Novena BeginsJuly 5
Feast DayJuly 14
Patron Saint ofEnvironment, Indigenous Americans and Ecology

About St. Kateri Tekakwitha

The blood of martyrs is the seed of saints. Nine years after the Jesuits Isaac Jogues and Jean de Lelande were tomahawked by Iroquois warriors, a baby girl was born near the place of their martyrdom, Auriesville, New York.

Her mother was a Christian Algonquin, taken captive by the Iroquois and given as wife to the chief of the Mohawk clan, the boldest and fiercest of the Five Nations. When she was four, Tekakwitha lost her parents and little brother in a smallpox epidemic that left her disfigured and half blind. She was adopted by an uncle, who succeeded her father as chief. He hated the coming of the Blackrobes—Jesuit missionaries—but could do nothing to them because a peace treaty with the French required their presence in villages with Christian captives. She was moved by the words of three Blackrobes who lodged with her uncle, but fear of him kept her from seeking instruction. Tekakwitha refused to marry a Mohawk brave, and at 19 finally got the courage to take the step of converting. She was baptized with the name Kateri–Catherine–on Easter Sunday.

Now she would be treated as a slave. Because she would not work on Sunday, Kateri received no food that day. Her life in grace grew rapidly. She told a missionary that she often meditated on the great dignity of being baptized. She was powerfully moved by God’s love for human beings and saw the dignity of each of her people.

She was always in danger, for her conversion and holy life created great opposition. On the advice of a priest, Kateri stole away one night and began a 200-mile walking journey to a Christian Indian village at Sault St. Louis, near Montreal.

For three years she grew in holiness under the direction of a priest and an older Iroquois woman, giving herself totally to God in long hours of prayer, in charity, and in strenuous penance. At 23, Kateri took a vow of virginity, an unprecedented act for an Indian woman whose future depended on being married. She found a place in the woods where she could pray an hour a day—and was accused of meeting a man there!

Her dedication to virginity was instinctive: Kateri did not know about religious life for women until she visited Montreal. Inspired by this, she and two friends wanted to start a community, but the local priest dissuaded her. She humbly accepted an “ordinary” life. She practiced extremely severe fasting as penance for the conversion of her nation. Kateri Tekakwitha died the afternoon before Holy Thursday. Witnesses said that her emaciated face changed color and became like that of a healthy child. The lines of suffering, even the pockmarks, disappeared and the touch of a smile came upon her lips. She was beatified in 1980 and canonized in 2012.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need…

(Mention your request here…)

I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice. Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul.

Amen

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Kateri Tekakwitha

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.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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