Kateri Tekakwitha

Bibliography


  1. Catherine Tekakwitha, Fr. Pierre Cholenec, S.J., Her Spiritual Advisor,
    Translated by William Lonc, S.J., Sping 2002.

    Catherine Tekakwitha's story is surely one of the highlights of the early Jesuit mission efforts in New France in the late 1600's. Father Cholenec was not only an eyewitness of the events in her life. More significantly, he was her Spiritual Director. The story told in this booklet is a translation of a document -- presumably of Fr. Cholenec's original handwritten manuscript.

  2. Kaia'tanó:ron Kateri Tekawitha
    English Version
    Henri Béchard, S.J.

    Situated in its historical context with many references to manuscripts, this biography of Kateri Tekawitha is assuredly the most complete account that was ever written about the Iroquois Virgin and her entourage. In the first part, the author places in a right perspective the adventures of Kateri's mother and the infanthood of Tekawitha till her conversion, her baptism and evasion to the land of the Mohawks. The second part presents the young Christian in her land of adoption, the Sault Saint-Louis. The wonders that happened right after her death make up the last part.

  3. Kateri Tekakwitha -Mystic of the Wilderness
    Margaret R. Bunson, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 1992.

    This book is unique. There are very few histories of Kateri and the Mohawks. This exciting work takes you inside Kateri's tribe and describes the customs and culture that shaped her life. As you travel with Kateri, you will begin to understand that she dwelt in yet another landscape, in the world of true mystics. She was a contemplative, a soul enraptured by God even in the wilds of a hostile land. (from the bookcover).

  4. Vignettes on the Life of Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks
    Sarah Hassenplug, 1991.

    "Tekakwitha means she who stumbles into things. Isn't that a marvelous image of us?" asked our Native American Bishop Charles Chaput of Rapid City, SD, in a kind voice, during the closing liturgy of the 1990 National Tekakwitha Conference.
    Kateri Tekakwitha was of the Turtle clan, and like a little turtle who withdraws into its shell, Tekakwitha withdrew into her blanket to talk to Sonkwaiatison (The Creator).

  5. Kateri Tekakwitha, America's Marvelous Maiden
    Thomas J. Coffey, SJ, 1956, Rev Ed. 1994.

    It has been said that a someboy is sometimes just a nobody that somehow everybody has heard about. In a sense, this is true of Tekakwithat. She certainly was a nobody - ineligible for anybody's Who's Who, except perhaps, the Angels'. And yet somehow everybody has heard of her.

  6. Adventures With A Saint: Kateri Tekakwithat - Lily of The Mohawks
    Maureen McCauley, 1992.

    This book is priceless in that Marlene McCauley not only reflects Tekaiwitha's unique historical place within the events of evangelization, but also highlights Kateri's dynamic power as an interecessor in behalf of all in need. McCauley's little volume is a personal, touching, warm description of the kind of miracles which continue to take place in contemporary lives. Four our Native people, this text describing her ongoing efforts ia reason to celebrate with great hope.

  7. Kateri Tekakwitha - Joyful Lover
    Sister Mary Pelagia Litkowski, O.P., 1989.

    In today's society, our young people need models to whom they can relate. Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American gift to the Church, is such a model. This biography attempts to present Kateri as one who is not only imitable but lovable. May Kateri's example as protrayed in this book, inspire not only the young, but all who read it, whatever age, to imitate her by living the Eight Beatitudes in joyful love.

  8. Kateri Tekakwitha - Mohawk Maiden
    Evelyn M. Brown, Igantius Press, 1958.

    This is the inspiring story of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a holy young Indian woman, who was converted to Christianity by the French missionaries. Her mother was a very devout Christian woman who, after being captured by the Iroquois, was not allowed to baptize her daughter. He whole family died of smallpox and she was adopted by a chief who was very anti-Christian. When she was baptized and converted by the missionaries, Kateri became ostracized from the tribe. With the help of the priest, she made a daring escape and thereafter lived a life devoted to God. (from the bookcover).

  9. The Original Caughnawaga Indians
    Henri Béchard, S.J., 1975.

    "To my knowledge, this is the first time that an impressive, well-documented list of Indians who profoundly lived their Faith and actively propagated it, many among them sealing it with their blood and terrible sufferings, is offered to the public at large." The Mission of St. Frances Xavier, Caughnawaga, P.Q., Canada, was founded in 1667. After years of research, it has been possible to bring to light the story of some twenty of the original Caughnawaga Indians, who lived in this village from its beginning to 1700. These indians played a prominent role during the French and Indian wars, which belong to the history of the United States as well as to that of Canada.

  10. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha - The Lily of the Mohawks
    Father Lavasik, S.V.D.,Catholic Book Publishing Co.

    A St. Joseph Picture Book, intended for children, simply written with colorful ullustrations.

  11. Blessed Kateri of the Mohawks
    Mary Fabyan Windeatt & Gedge Harmon, Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1989.

    A Catholic Story Coloring Book for children.

  12. PRDH -Programme de recherche en démographie historique, Université de Montréal. URL: www.genealogy.umontreal.ca/en/Abonnement.htm

    This is a subscription online database that covers baptisms, marriages, burials and census from the Civil Acts and Registers of all the parishes existing between 1621 and 1799 in New France, now the province of Québec. Canada.

    These books can be purchased at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha League
    Gift Shop - National Kateri Center
    Office of the Vice Postulator
    174 Shrine Road
    Auriesville, N.Y. 12016
    League Gift Shop