October 29, 2011

Tammy Beauvais Honors Kateri

Mohawk fashion designer Tammy Beauvais made this stole in honor of Kateri Tekakwitha to be presented and given to Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican by Sister Kateri Mitchell (Mohawk Nation), who is the director of the Tekakwitha Conference based in Great Falls, Montana.

The Tekakwitha Conference is the only Catholic Native American/Aboriginal Religious Organization in North America. It was founded in 1939 and was incorporated in 1979 as a National Non-profit Organization. The National Office is located in Great Falls, MT in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.

Sister Kateri Mitchell will be leaving to Rome to meet with the Pope and will present the Kateri stole to him.

Beauvais said it was an honor to create this piece.