Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be declared a Saint. She is the patroness of the environment and ecology, as is St. Francis of Assisi. On October 21, 2012, Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI. The miracle attributed to Kateri's canonization is the story of Jake Finkbonner. Jake was so close to death after flesh-eating bacteria infected him through a cut on his lip that his parents had last rites performed and were discussing donating the 5-year-old's tiny organs. His cure in 2006 from the infection was deemed medically inexplicable by the Vatican, and became the "miracle" needed to propel a 17th century Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha, on to sainthood. Jake is fully convinced, as is the Catholic Church, that the prayers his family and community offered to God through Kateri's intercession, including the placement of a Kateri relic on Jake's leg, were responsible for his survival. Jake, now 13 and an avid basketball player and cross-country runner, was present at the canonization, along with hundreds of members of his own Lummi tribe from northwest Washington state and indigenous communities across the U.S. and Canada. Many of Saint Kateri parishioners were also present.
Kateri Tekakwitha (pronounced [ˈɡaderi deɡaˈɡwita] in Mohawk), given the name Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680), is a Catholic saint and virgin who was an Algonquin–Mohawk. Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, on the south side of the Mohawk River in present-day New York State, she contracted smallpox in an epidemic; her family died and her face was scarred. She converted to Catholicism at age nineteen, when she was baptized and given the Christian name Kateri in honor of Catherine of Siena. Refusing to marry, she left her village and moved for the remaining five years of her life to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River in New France, now Canada.
Kateri Tekakwitha took a vow of perpetual virginity. Upon her death at the age of 24, witnesses said that her scars vanished minutes later, and her face appeared radiant and beautiful. Known for her virtue of chastity and mortification of the flesh, as well as being shunned by some of her tribe for her religious conversion to Catholicism, she is the fourth Native American to be venerated in the Catholic Church.
Indian spirits are spiritual beings who have been tasked with maintaining this Earth, watching over the affairs of humanity and each has dominion over a portion of nature. They are identified with natural forces as well as with human interests or endeavors. The Indian spirits are mediators between humanity and the Supreme Being.
Pray to Indian Spirits because they are already in heaven, and they can intercede for you. In moments of anxiety, you need to hope and believe in something that helps you recover faith and maintain peace in your life.
Lucky Indian Prayer #1: "Great Chief, faithful Indian Spirit. In the name o the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. As as faithful believer in your power, I ask you in this moment, to help me. Oh, Great Spirit, you know my problems. Help me with your power, and guide me with your holy and divine protection. Oh, Great Indian Spirit, I as that you offer me your protection, and with your axe break the chains that my enemies bind me with spiritually and in all money matters. With the poison of your arrows destroy the evil thoughts against me. With your eyes see that no one does me harm in any way. AMEN.”
Lucky Indian Prayer #2: "Please shower on me an abundance of money from the infinite source on a regular basis. I am ready for money to come to me to better the life of my family. I am ready to be paid very well doing an exciting and rewarding job. I am ready to win at gambling, casino games, bingo and contest tickets. Every day I find myself getting closer and closer to achieving my financial goals. All my thoughts are focused on good luck. Money come to me from all directions. AMEN.”
Statues are prayed to for seeking love, health, fortune, protection, and to lend their energy while casting spells or during rituals. Establish the psychic link within yourself of spiritual awareness, inner peace, and positive transformation.