At age 12 I remember entering the printed pages of Kateri’s Mohawk life and her serious gift of life to God. Though she lived in the 1600’s , we know a good part of her history, because of the Jesuit missionaries who recorded it in letters and reports as they labored among her people. Young as I was, she captured my imagination. She was an American, a flower of the land, and at the time I was reading my library book, she was known as “Venerable Kateri”. On October 21, a few weeks ago, the Church, elevated her title to “Saint”, and with the Church I celebrate the solemn and public proclamation. In her own time among her own people, she was called the “Lily of the Mohawks.” I so look forward to meeting her one day.