Photo of the Day: St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Canonization

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sharon Smith, center, presents a relic of St. Marianne Cope, and Sister Kateri Mitchell, a member of the Mohawk nation, right, carries a relic of St. Kateri Tekakwitha during the canonization of seven new saints led by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 21. Smith's cure from a near fatal infection in 2005 was the miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Marianne. St. Kateri, a young Mohawk-Algonquin woman born in upstate New York, is regarded as the first Native American saint.
(CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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