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American Indian saint honored with celebration in Shawnee

A celebration for St. Kateri Tekakwitha was held Sunday at St. Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with activities including a gourd dance and powwow.

BY CARLA HINTON Modified: July 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm •  Published: July 15, 2013

SHAWNEE — A downpour of rain ended Sunday just as a crowd gathered at St. Gregory’s Abbey to honor the Roman Catholic Church’s first American Indian saint.

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