The Word Among Us

October 2012 Issue

Glowing in the Warmth of a Sacred Fire

The Story of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

By: Ann Bottenhorn

Glowing in the Warmth of a Sacred Fire: The Story of St. Kateri Tekakwitha by Ann Bottenhorn

In the frigid predawn darkness, a lone figure stood immobile in the snow: a young woman, oblivious to the cold, oblivious to the hour, alone with her God. She was just twenty-four years old, and her fragile health was failing. But her health had never been good, so why mind that now? What were these present sufferings compared to the life that awaited her?

All was preparation, training. All was taking her where she longed to go— to heaven, the home where she would dwell eternally with God,...


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