Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Santa Fe
New Mexico

Cathedral Place 131
(Cathedral Church of St. Francis of Assisi, front)

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Osserneon, N.Y., 1656 - Caughnawaga, Canada, 1680
Mohawk-Algonquian woman from New York and an early convert to Christianity, who has been beatified
(Wikipedia)
Estella Loretto
2003

Santa Fe /  Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha   Santa Fe /  Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Description

Colored bronze statue.

Signature

© Estella Loretto 03 SF

Information Sign

First plaque:
Kateri Tekakwitha
1656-1680

First Indian of North America
to be Promoted a Sant

A Gift from
The Knights & Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre
The John Crosby Estate
Additional Gifts from

[Separate plaques] Santa Clara Pueblo
Sandia Pueblo

Second plaque:

The artist, Estella Loretto, is honored
to share the genuine spirit of "Kateri",
embracing Kindness, Forgiveness, Love,
Compassion and Joyful Peace.

Third plaque:

"Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha"
Estella Loretto
– Artist
is honored to share the genuine spirit of "Kateri",
embracing Kindness, Forgiveness, Love,
Compassion and Joyful Peace

Annotation

Estella Loretto is honored to share the genuine spirit of "Kateri Tekakwitha," embracing kindness, forgiveness, love, compassion, and joyful peace. On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at the Saint Francis Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arch Bishop Michael Sheehan, artist Estella Loretto, invited dignitaries, and the public, celebrated the installation of this bronze sculpture to commemorate the First North American Indian saint as well as the Cathedral's 150th anniversary.

Sculptor

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Location (N 35°41'12" - W 105°56'11")

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