Sunday, Oct. 21, is a day to celebrate St. Kateri.
Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Mohawk woman who lived in the 1600s, is being canonized in Rome as the first Native-American saint in the United States.
In Steubenville, Ohio, Kateri Lang, who is the same age as her namesake was at her death, 24, is giving thanks for the new saint and delighted to share her name.
Lang is a 2012 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville. She works for the university and is also the school’s diving coach.
“I’m so excited now she is named a saint,” Lang said with obvious joy.
How did she come to have this name? When her mother was a teenager, she met a little girl named Kateri.
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