"Beatified by Blessed John Paul II in 1980, Kateri Tekakwitha was proclaimed the first Native woman saint by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012.
This moving documentary takes us on a journey from Upstate New York State to Montreal and Kahnawake; from Washington State to New Mexico, as we follow St. Kateri’s incredible journey of deep faith, heroic sacrifice and love of Christ. Featuring many people who have been touched by her — including the little boy who received the miraculous healing that led to her canonization, this splendid film shows that no one is too simple or too young to follow Christ.
'In Her Footsteps' paints the vivid picture of a brave young native woman, with scarred face and poor vision, who would become a source of healing, courage and divine insight for millions of people throughout the ages.
St. Kateri’s earthly life was hidden in the seventeenth century, yet her message continues to resound through time, reminding us of all that is good, beautiful, holy, pure and enduring about the Christian life and message. She is a true symbol of the enduring links between Catholicism and our native brothers and sisters, the indigenous people of our lands.
As patron of ecology and the environment, she teaches us how to love and respect the created world and care for it. An instrument in her own lifetime of the First Evangelization, through her death and membership in the Communion of Saints, Kateri Tekakwitha is an enduring model of the New Evangelization for the Church..." - Salt and Light Television
Watch the following video trailer of In Her Footsteps; The Story of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha:
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