Kateri Tekakwitha Art Print

Kateri Tekakwitha Art Print

Regular price $ 17.95
Known as the Lily of the Mohawks, St Kateri was the daughter of a Christian Algonquin woman who had been captured by Iroquois Indians and married to a pagan Mohawk chieftain. Kateri was born in upstate New York and was orphaned at an early age when her parents and siblings died of smallpox. She was left with poor eyesight and a badly disfigured face. However, she was a beautiful soul consecrated to Christ with a vow of virginity.

As a Catholic, she was persecuted so terribly that she fled for her life to Canada near Montreal, where she lived a life of great holiness to her death in 1680 at the age of 24. Her feast day is July 14. She is patron saint of the environment and ecology. You could call her the å¬greenå¬ saint!

I painted the original of this icon in acrylics. The halo symbolizes her name, Lily of the Mohawks. The picture is a bit wintry, with little green dots for the seeds of new life in Christ that Kateri helped plant in North America. I modeled her face after a photo of an Algonquin lady and her clothing from other photos of Mohawk and Algonquin women. She is often shown with the Rosary and a cross made from sticks.

Small print, on paper.
Signed by artist.
Archival Quality
Overall size, including borders: 8.5" x 11"
Image size: 5" x 6.75"
Comes in a close-fitting crystal-clear plastic sleeve with a whiteboard backing.

Archival Quality: All our prints are made using premium acid-free fine art paper in card thickness, and high quality Epson pigments (instead of dyes), rated by a third party to last 200+ years when not hung in direct sunlight. These prints are beautiful today and are time capsules of the faith for future generations.