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1. Between 1661 and 1663, the Mohawk suffered a smallpox epidemic. Tekakwitha's parents and her younger brother died, leaving her an orphan. How else did the smallpox affect her?
2. In 1666, tragedy again struck Saint Kateri Tekagwitha, this time forcing the relocation of her entire village. What event prompted Saint Kateri to move to the village of Caughnawha, miles to the west?
3. Following the burning of the Mohawk villages, a Jesuit mission was established near the site of Ossernenon. Jesuit priests that learned to speak Mohawk frequented the village to educate the children. This led to what incident that began her conversion to Catholicism?
4. Having decided to convert to Catholicism, Tekakwitha was baptized on Easter Sunday - April 18, 1676. She was christened Catherine, in honor of Saint Catherine of Siena. Soon after, Saint Kateri left for Montreal. Why did she feel she had to leave her village behind?
5. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha died on Holy Wednesday (April 17, 1680) in the village of Kahnawake. Immediately after her death, what happened to her body, leading to belief in healing powers and her eventual canonization?
6. The first recognized miracle attributed to Saint Kateri occurred in the 1700s, when a man, near death, was cured after a nun gave him a relic of Saint Kateri. From what disease was the man dying?
7. Kateri Tekakwitha's process of canonization began during the Third Plenary Council, held in Baltimore, in 1884. When was she finally declared to be a Saint?
8. The second official miracle by Saint Kateri occurred in the United States in 2006. A boy was cured of a fatal bacterial disease after being given another relic. What rare but well-known bacterial infection did the boy have?
9. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is the patroness of all but which of the following?
10. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is known for her strict adherence to the virtue of chastity, even before her conversion to Catholicism. Because of her purity, by which nickname is she known?
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