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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

This is the first Native American Saint.  Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.  she is such an inspiration to me as I am a Native American Catholic.  It has been difficult as I am inspired by both Native American Spirituality and Catholicism.  She helped me bridge both as did my dear friend who introduced me to St. Tekakwitha story. 


Jen said...

Hey Forrest - she is beautiful, isn't she :) I'm so happy to hear Blessed Kateri is helping you feel more at ease. I think in waldorf, you have one extreme of people saying it's too religious and the other extreme assuming it's devil worship or cultish. I often feel like I don't even talk about our waldorf homeschooling because there is so much misunderstanding. The goal to be a spiritual person is our focus. We honor our Catholic roots, traditions, and are raising the girls Catholic, but more imporantly, we are striving to wake the awareness we all have to be as Christ-like as possible and leaving the rules and laws out of it. Waldorf is wonderful to reinforce goodness and spirituality and things that we believe that may not fit directly into the Catholic beliefs, ya know? So I feel a kindship to you on that journey to find your way through without putting labels on since none of them really fit completely :D

Blessings to you, my friend!

Forest-Dweller said...

Jen thank you so for your comment. Yes, in every gathering of persons there seems to be extreme. And the best we can do is find our own path. Sometimes inspired by others, sometimes our relationship with all that is and sometimes self. But like you said being Christ-like and reinforce goodness. I too feel a kinship with you.