a. Kateri was born in 1656
b. Kateri died on April 17, 1680 when she was 24
c. Kateri Tekakwtiha was beatified on June 22, 1980 and was canonized on October 21 2012
d. Kateri is the patron saint of ecology, environmentalism, orphans, environmentalists, ecologists, and converts
e. A very special symbol of Kateri Tekakwitha is the Lily flower because she was called "The Lily of the Mohawks."
Summary- Kateri was born in a Canadian town and raised by the Chief of the Mohawk Indian tribe. Kateri's whole family died of Smallpox except for her. Kateri contracted smallpox but did not die, it left her face scarred and partially blinded. However this did not shake her faith. Kateri loved listening to the missionaries talk and had so much faith in God. A little time after she converted to Catholicism, Kateri Tekakwitha died at the age of 24. She is the saint of ecology and ecologists.