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

Father Vincent Esprit, fmi,  is leaving the Shrine 

October 2, 2022, we said farewell to Father Vincent, after more that 10 years at the Shrine and welcomed Father Michel Meunier, who will replace Father Vincent temporarely until a full-time priest will be appointed.

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The Saint Francis Xavier Mission, Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, has celebrated the Orange Shirt Day on
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 at 10:45 am
Photo Gallery
August 29, 1907 - August 29, 2022

115th Anniversary of the Quebec Bridge disaster

33 ironworkers from the Kahnawake community perished in the disaster (read more). Every year, a Mass is celebrated the Sunday closed to the date of the tragedy. This year will be on August 28, 2022, 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


As of October 3, 2022

The Church open only for Sunday Mass at 10:45 am

SUNDAY Mass is also celebrated on Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday morning at 10:45 am (as of October 8, 2022 there will NOT be mass anymore on Saturdays)
Weekdays Masses ATTENTION 
Please note that as of October 3, 2022, the weekdays Masses will be suspended until further notice
Gift Shop at Saint Kateri Sanctuary in Kahnawake

Gift Shop


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 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


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
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