Monday, September 19, 2016

K is for Kateri aka Catherine

Do-Something-Everyday, Sept 19, 2016

For this week's challenges, I am posting a few photos from hundreds I took on my visit to one of my favorite places in the U.S., Santa Fe, New Mexico. The photo above is the statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha installed outside the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. She was the first North American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic church. She was an Algonquin-
Mohawk woman from New York but here she is all dressed up in New Mexican finery looking suitably beatific. I suppose a little bit of artistic license is okay.

Linked to Image-in-ing and, ABC of Wednesday where the letter is K this week. My word is Kateri which is the Mohawk version of Catherine, the name given to her upon conversion to Christianity.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Lovely photos.
    Thank you for linking up at

  2. What a beautiful statue. I had no idea about her, not being American, native Indian, or Catholic. But thanks so much for sharing!

    abcw team

  3. Great to know about her through your post, Indira! Thank you:)

  4. Wonderful statue.... from a very lovable looking lady. Nice to know how her name is known in her language

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)

  5. First of its kind picture,thanks for share.

  6. That she's from my state is thrilling, and I'm not even Catholic.

  7. Santa Fe is a favourite of mine also. Hope to be there in April.
    She is lovely. I have posted her several times this summer.


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