Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha to be Canonized

Pope Benedict XVI has approved seven new saints for the Catholic Church, including Kateri Tekakwitha.

Benedict signed decrees approving miracles attributed to the intercession of the seven, clearing the last hurdle before their canonizations.

The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:

MIRACLES

– Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, American laywoman (1656-1680).

Let us all pray in thanksgiving for this wonderful news.