This portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha, painted by Kevin Gordon, will be featured at the canonization celebration being held in Auriesville, New York at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs. See the full portrait below.

Kateri Tekakwitha Portrait Will Be Featured at Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs During Canonization

ICTMN Staff
10/19/12

A life-size oil portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha will be featured at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs’ October 21 mass and ceremony of her canonization.

The portrait, by painter Kevin Gordon, was originally commissioned by the National Museum of Catholic Art. It was exhibited in September at the Museum at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. where it was blessed by His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and praised by the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Miguel Diaz.

“I’m pleased by the warmly moving reception my painting of Saint Kateri is receiving, and honored that its first truly public unveiling will be at the Shrine of the Martyrs in her hometown on the long-awaited day of her canonization, surrounded by those who have come to love her as I have,” Gordon said in a press release. “I worked hard to make this depiction of Saint Kateri as historically accurate as possible and spent months in research. The portrait expresses her calm strength and resolute faith, and it is rich in Mohawk, Algonquin and Iroquois symbolism, which I hope pleases not only those Native Americans who view it, but inspires all who see it.”

The painting measures 54 inches by 39 inches and can be seen by visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, on Route 5S in Auriesville, New York. The Shrine will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the canonization of the blessed Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome, Italy. For more information, visit the Shrine website.

Kateri Portrait Kevin Gordon

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Submitted by Robinson on
What great news for Indian Country! Yes, the past has been harsh, but the root of evil cannot be paceld on a color of people, but the hardness of the human heart. If we continue to hate we can easily become the very thing (hate) we fight against .. This is long overdue So let us get up and keep pushing forward to strive toward the untity of PEACE.

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This is one of the most beautiful paintings that I have ever seen...it truly brought tears to my eyes and touches my heart. The story of this humble NA young woman now blesses the lives of so many. Being NA, I often wondered as a child if God ever chose a Red Man for any special assignments...over 50 years later my question has now been answered and affirmed. She will prayed to and honored until I return to where my heavenly home.

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Submitted by Anonymous on
This is one of the most beautiful paintings that I have ever seen...it truly brought tears to my eyes and touches my heart. The story of this humble NA young woman now blesses the lives of so many. Being NA, I often wondered as a child if God ever chose a Red Man for any special assignments...over 50 years later my question has now been answered and affirmed. She will prayed to and honored until I return to where my heavenly home.
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