Members from diocese attend Tekakwitha Conference
By Jen Black Bear
We traveled to Alexandria, La, July 20-23, for the 83rd Annual Tekakwitha Conference. The Tekakwitha Conference is the voice, presence and identity of Indigenous Catholics of North America under the protection and intercession of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. We, as members of the Tekakwitha Conference inspired by Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Mohawk/Algonquin woman of the 17th Century, we renew our faith and reaffirm our baptismal call as followers of Jesus to proclaim the Good News.