Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” Kateri lived from 1656-1680. Kateri was orphaned as a young child and was a small pox survivor. She converted to Catholicism and took a vow of chastity. In 1980, Kateri was beatified by Blessed Pope John Paul II. In February 2012, Pope Benedict XVI announced that on October 21, 2012, Kateri would be formally canonized as a saint. Kateri Tekakwitha is now called St. Kateri Tekakwith.