This beautiful resin 6-inch statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint to be recognized by the Catholic Church, dressed in lovely browns and oranges holding a cross against her chest with her braids framing her face. She converted to Catholicism at age 19 and took a vow of chastity, pledging only to marry Jesus. She was sickly due suffering smallpox as a young girl and practiced acts of mortification and self-denial as an adult. She died at age 24 on April 17, 1680.
Feast Day: September 14
Patron Saint of: the environment and ecology, people in exile and Native Americans