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Sister Kateri Mitchell Retires


"This photo shows the traditional outfit I wore for mass and dinner as we celebrated my 60 years in religious life.  This outfit is the same one given me to wear in Rome for the canonization of our Saint Kateri Tekakwitha on October 21, 2012 when I was privileged to carry the relic on behalf of all Indigenous people of North America. The sisters loved the outfit and I had to explain the symbolism to the group."

When Delia Mitchell entered the Sisters of St. Anne in 1959, the leadership chose the religious name the women took. Mitchell became Sr. Kateri Mitchell, named for St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American named a saint by the Catholic Chur...

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