Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine


Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Canada

Saint Francis-Xavier Mission

Kahnawake, Qc

April 17 - Saint Kateri Feast Day

October 21, Anniversary of Canonization

Attention
The Quebec Ministry of Health has put out an advisory for all public gatherings and places and recommend the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of viruses.  In consideration of the reporting of increase in incidence of viruses.   We ask all entering the mission to please wear a mask for the safety of all who come here.  
Nia:wen, Thank you, Merci. 


Christmas Masses at the Shrine

CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday, December 24, at 7:00 pm
CHRISTMAS DAY
Sunday, December 25, at 10:45 am
Synod 2021-2023
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Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil

The diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil was established on June 9, 1933 by His Holiness Pope Pius X

Pope Francis

His Holiness, Pope Francis

Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013. He is the first pope from the Western Hemisphere, the first from South America, and the first from the Jesuit order.T

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Bishop Mgr Claude Hamelin

Mgr Claude Hamelin, Bishop

Mgr Claude Hamelin est né le 10 juillet 1951 à Sherrington, une municipalité dans la région de la Montérégie située sur le territoire du diocèse de Saint-Jean-Longueuil.  He is the sixth bishop of the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil since January 10, 2020. 

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St.Kateri Tekakwitha
Lily of the Mohawks

In 1656, Kateri Tekakwitha known as “Lily of the Mohawks” was born of an Algonquin mother and Mohawk father in Ossernenon in the Mohawk Valley, now known as Auriesville, New York. Kateri was four years old when the horrible European disease of smallpox devastated her village. Many perished along with Kateri’s parents and younger brother. She survived the deadly disease but her eyesight was greatly affected and her face ravaged with smallpox scars.

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Saint Francis Xavier Mission in Kahnawake

Masses

The Church open only for Sunday Mass at 10:45 am and Wednesday Mass at 10:30 am
NO ACCESS TO GROUPS FOR TOURS (Tours season will be resume in Spring 2023)
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SUNDAY  at 10:45 am (as of October 8, 2022 there will NOT be mass anymore on Saturdays)
Weekdays Masses Wednesday at 10:30 am
ANTI-COVID MEASURES 
Gift Shop at Saint Kateri Sanctuary in Kahnawake

Gift Shop

OPEN ONLY FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ENTRANCE BY THE BACK DOOR
 The Gift shop features a variety of Kateri products: including statues, prayer cards, rosaries, candles, pictures, relic medals, books on her life. 

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Museum at the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Pilgrimage and Tours

PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION 

The Group Tours season is now closed and will resume sometimes in late Spring 2023

No group will be allowed in without a previous registration and payment of the fees
For Groups, please contact us in advance to request a pilgrimage/tour form. Visiting groups are permitted to celebrate mass at the Shrine.  For more information click here
VIRTUAL TOURS
Tomb of Saint Kateri at the Shrine in Kahnawake Saint Francis-Xavier Mission in Kahnawake Original portrait of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by Father Cochetière Tomb of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha