The Official Blog of the Archer of the Forest
Glad to see you back!
Father, truly admirable that you decided to move once you thought the change was necessary - not everybody, especially having a family to provide for, is able to take such a brave step of faith.I will continue to pray that our Lord bless you and your family in this new setting. BTW, this new picture of St. Kateri with pockmarked face you have chosen for your blog instead of all those sweet pictures of her with a lily in hand is superb. May she powerfully intercede for you.
You have to search quite a bit to find a quasi-historical depiction of St. Kateri. She looks like a super-model in most of the pictures, and that bothers me on a number of levels. Firstly, Native American women for whatever reason are grossly over sexualized in American culture, which probably contributes to the obscenely high rape rate on most reservations. Secondly, the whole point of St. Kateri's last name has to do with the small pox. Tekakwitha (there really is not a hard "K" sound in Iroquois) in most Iroquoian dialects means "She who walks into things." She was mostly blind because of the smallpox. I realize as the story goes, after her death, the pock marks miraculously disappeared, I think most depictions that make her a supermodel really detract from her life's example.
My prayers for you and your family. When the time is ripe, may we know a little bit more about your plan? For example, as to the participation to a certain long-distance formation program held from Houston. ;)+ pax et bonum
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