My Confirmation Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

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The saint that I chose for my confirmation saint is Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. I chose her because of her story. The story of her conversion to Christianity and her extraordinary holiness was an inspiration to me when I was searching for saints. She was the first Native American Saint in the United States of America and Canada. When she was four, she contracted smallpox which left her face disfigured, impairing her eyesight, and depriving her of her parents. She was taken in by her uncle who wanted no part of the Christian faith.
In 1667, strange men came to visit the village where she lived. They were Jesuit missionaries and spent three days with Kateri and her uncle. Kateri believed that they brought with them the true message of God. She
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