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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha prayer beads. 

The 24 Beads

Kateri, whose name means "Putting all things in order" and "Moving all things before her," was 24 years old when she departed from this world. The 24 beads portray Kateri's short, yet so fruitful 24 years upon this earth. 

Brown Beads (8 Our Fathers)

Brown, the color of the Earth. God, the Father, gave us this World in perfect order, ask Blessed Kateri's intercession before God to set our minds, bodies and the problems of the Earth in order again. 

Red Beads (8 Hail Marys)

Moonstone red represents the high form of love we must have for each other, and the great love that Kateri had for Our Blessed Mother. Ask Kateri's intercession to Mary to kindle Love in your heart and lead us to Christ. 

Crystal Beads (8 Glory Be)

The sanctifying grace of water, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through Kateri's prayers may the beauty of the ecology of the entire world be restored. 


Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, also known as Lily of the Mohawks, was born in 1656 in what is now present-day New York. She was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and a Catholic Algonquin mother who had been captured by the Mohawks. After her parents and brother died from smallpox when she was around four years old, she was left with scars and impaired eyesight. She converted to Christianity at the age of 20, facing opposition from her tribe. She fled to a Christian Native American community in Canada, where she lived a life of deep piety and devotion, eventually taking a vow of chastity. Kateri died at the age of 24 in 1680. She was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, becoming the first Native American saint in the Catholic Church. Saint Kateri is revered for her faith, purity, and courage in the face of adversity. 

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