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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Saint Kateri Takakwitha

9×12″ oil on canvas panel; not yet available for purchase.

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.

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I am Sister Maresa Lilley, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame, located in Chardon, Ohio, USA. For many years, I have enjoyed a passion that permits me to reflect upon simple reality with a brush in hand. To capture a simple essence on canvas and to discover inherent beauty is a daily immersion.

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