Saint Kateri had a deep devotion to the Eucharist
The Native American saint was anxious to receive Holy Communion, as she fanned the flames of her love for Jesus.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, âMohawk Lilyâ, Was deeply drawn to the Christian religion and, after converting to Catholicism, devoted her whole life to deepening her relationship with Jesus Christ.
In particular, she had a special devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist.
From the 19th century biography The life and times of Kateri Tekakwitha, she was looking forward to the day of her first communion.
[Kateri] participated for the first time in his life in the Holy Eucharist with a degree of fervor commensurate with the respect she had for this grace and the seriousness with which she had wanted to obtain it.
She received her First Communion on Christmas Day, and after that she took every opportunity to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. His religious example has been an inspiration to many and they wanted to be near her when she communicated.
Whenever there was general fellowship among the Indians at the Sault, the more virtuous neophytes emulatedly strove to be near her because they said they the mere sight of Kateri served them as an excellent preparation for worthy communion.
The Jesuit priest who served her wrote down the love and devotion she had for the Eucharist.
Kateri had a great and special devotion both to the Passion of our Savior and to the Holy Eucharist. These two mysteries of the love of the same God hidden under the veil of the Eucharist and of his death on the cross constantly occupied his mind and kindled in his heart the purest flames of love. One day after receiving Holy Communion, she made a perpetual oblation or solemn offering of her body to Jesus attached to the cross and of her soul to Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
His devotion to the Eucharist remains an inspiration, and shows us how the mystery of the Eucharist can radically transform our lives.