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Kateri Tekakwitha, often invoked by believers as the Lily of the Mohawks, was born over three centuries ago in a Native American village some 40 miles outside of Albany, New York. She died when she was 24. A request for her canonization was filed in 1884, and Pope John Paul II recognized her as "blessed" in 1980. Here, a member of the faithful wears an Indian headdress in honor of Tekakwitha as she holds a painting depicting the new Native American saint.