Local devotees of St. Kateri make Roman pilgrimage

Among the thousands of pilgrims trekking to Rome for the Oct. 21 canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha – the first Native American saint – a 4-year-old from Metairie, dressed as a Mohawk princess, likely will be on her father’s shoulders in St. Peter’s Square trying to take in the super-sized and sanctified Mardi Gras parade.

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