On Tuesday, July 14, the Church celebrated the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the “Lily of the Mohawks.” She was born in 1656 and lost her parents to smallpox when she was only 4. Kateri survived but her face was disfigured and her eyesight impaired. She found Christ through the ministry of the Jesuits, who brought Christ to the Canadian Wilderness. In Montreal, the Jesuits were astounded at her deep spirituality, devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and extraordinary penances. Read this Catholic News Service article for more. Also, enjoy this video interview with author Jack Casey on his fictionalized biography, Kateri: Lilly of the Mohawks.