Saint Gregory's Abbey celebration of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Gregory's Abbey hosted a celebration of the canonization of the first Native American, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, on July 14. The event began with Mass in the Abbey chapel at 3:00 p.m. celebrated by Archbishop Paul Coakley. From there, attendees made a pilgrimage procession to the Abbey's statue of Saint Kateri where prayers included the recitation of a novena to the Saint (begun July 6) written by Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen of Saint Gregory's,