Kateri Tekakwitha

Prayer to the Lily of the Mohawks

Blessed Kateri, you are revered as the mystic of the American wilderness.
Though orphaned at the age of four,
and left with a scarred face and
damaged eyesight from illness,
you were esteemed among the Mohawk tribe.
When you asked to be baptized a Christian
you subjected yourself
to abuse by your people
and were forced to run away.
You endured many trials but
still flowered in prayer and holiness,
dedicating yourself totally to Christ.
I ask you to be my spiritual guide
along my journey through life.
Through you intercession,
I pray that I may always be
loyal to my faith in all things.


US Catholic Bishops

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

O God, who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World,
did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the St. Lawrence,
the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha,
grant we beseech You, the favor we beg through her intercession;
that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among the Saints by Holy Mother Church,
and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith.
Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Imprimatur: Mgr Bernard Hubert - Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Qc - Canada

Prayer to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, our elder sister in the Lord,
discreetly, you watchover us;
May your love for Jesus and Mary
inspire us in words and deeds of friendship,
of forgiveness and of reconciliation.
Pray that God will give us the courage and the boldness
and the strength to build a world of justice and peace
among ourselves and among all nations.
Help us as you did,
to encounter the Creator God present in the very depths of nature,
and so become witnesses of Life.
With you, we praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Holy founders of the Church in North America, pray for us.

With persmission of the Ordinary of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Qc- Canada - 2012

Prayer to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha - Protectress of Canada

Almighty God and Father,
you have given us Saint Kateri Tekakwitha as an example of how to serve
and follow Your Son Jesus with humility and love.
Through her intercession,
protect our beloved country
and teach us to respect ever more fully Your gifts of creation.
Inspire us to build a just and virtous society
that anticipates the joys of Your Kingdom
by safeguarding the uniqueness and dignity of all peoples and cultures.

Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Concacan 2017

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Kateri Tekakwitha

God our Father, Whom Kateri Tekakwitha liked to call the Great Spirit,
We thank You for having given us this young woman as a model of Christian life.
Despite her frailness and her community's resistance,
she bore witness to the presence of Christ.
With her companions, she drew close to the elderly and the sick.
Every day, she saw in nature a reflection of Your own glory and beauty.
Grant that by her intercession we may always be close to You,
more sensitive to the needs of those around us,
and more respectful of creation.
With her, we shall strive to discover what pleases You
and endeavour to accomplish it until that day you call us back to You.

Holy founders of the Church in North America, pray for us.

With persmission of the Ordinary of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Qc- Canada - 2012

Prayer to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

O Saint Kateri, “Lily of the Mohawks”,
your love for Jesus, so strong, so steadfast,
grant that we may become like you.
Your short and painful life showed us your strength and humility.
Grant that we may become forever humble like you.
Like the bright and shining stars at night,
we pray that your light may forever shine down upon us,
giving light, hope, peacefulness, and serenity in our darkest moments.
Fill our hearts, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha,with your same love for Jesus
and grant us your strength and courage to become like you in heaven.


St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Pray for us.

Pray: Our Father (once)
Hail Mary (once)
Glory Be (three times)
Prayer written by Harold Caldwell (Native)
Prayers and Litany to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

(Diocese of Raleigh - North Carolina)