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May 1st to October 31st

Grounds open sunrise to sunset daily

Saint Peter's Chapel and Native American Museum open daily 9AM-5PM

Gift shop open Sat. 10-6; Sun., Mon. & Fri. 9-5; Tues.-Thurs. 11-4 -- lunch break daily 1-2PM

Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:30PM

Sunday Mass at 10:30AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation is available beginning half an hour before service starts

Adoration begins at 9:15AM on Sunday

Office open 9AM-4PM Friday through Wednesday

Candle Chapel, Caughnawaga Village site, Kateri Spring and grotto, outdoor sanctuary, and hiking trails are open sunrise to sunset year-round

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UNFAMILIAR WITH SAINT KATERI'S STORY?

You can learn about her life, faith, passing, and legacy here.

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SAINT KATERI SHRINE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS SPEAKS AT ITALIAN CONFERENCE, MEETS POPE FRANCIS

March 15, 2024

The inspirational example of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was highlighted at an inter-university conference held at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy, earlier this month.


Melissa Miscevic Bramble, Director of Operations at the U.S. National Shrine dedicated to Saint Kateri, which is located just outside the village of Fonda, addressed an international audience at the conference “Women in the Church: Builders of Humanity” to discuss Saint Kateri’s life and continuing relevance. Kateri Tekakwitha was a young Mohawk woman who lived in the 17th century. She converted to Christianity and was baptized and lived the bulk of her life at the site of what is now the Saint Kateri National Shrine and Historic Site. She is the first Native American Saint in the United States of America and Canada.


During the conference panel “The Charity of Prayer,” Bramble highlighted how Saint Kateri relied more and more on her faith during a time of virus outbreak and social and political upheaval. The conference was livestreamed on YouTube and simultaneously translated into English, Italian, Spanish, and French. It is available through the Vatican Media – English YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/live/BfAbsGnEvP4?feature=shared&t=8207.


As part of the conference, participants attended a private audience with Pope Francis, who acknowledged the important work being done by the organizers and presenters. Attendees were then welcome to personally greet Pope Francis and shake his hand, which Bramble described as “a humbling and truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.”


Anyone interested in learning more about Saint Kateri’s life is encouraged to visit her Shrine on Route 5, along the north side of the Mohawk River. The grounds, which include Saint Kateri’s baptismal spring and the archaeological site of the Mohawk Village of Caughnawaga, are available to the public year-round. Special events focusing on both spiritual and historical topics are held May through October. For more information about Saint Kateri or the Shrine or Historic Site, please contact info@katerishrine.org, call 518-853-3646, or visit https://www.katerishrine.org.

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WINTER SEASON

November 1st to April 30th
Candle Chapel, outdoor sanctuary, Caughnawaga Village Site, Kateri Spring, and hiking trails are open year-round, dawn to dusk, weather permitting


Access to Gift Shop by appointment only
Saint Peter's Chapel, the Native American Museum, and public bathrooms are closed.


No Masses


Office Hours: 8:30-4 Monday through Friday

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AS A MINISTRY OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS PROVINCE, CONVENTUAL FRANCISCAN FRIARS...

...we invite you to visit our YouTube channel to watch past events at our shrine

or observe daily Mass at our sister shrine, the Shrine of Saint Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland

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