The first Native American canonized saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha was the daughter of a Mohawk chief of the Turtle Clan. The Mohawk nation along with four other nations buried their weapons to be at peace. These nations are represented by the white and purple Hiawatha Belt across the top of the sock.
As a young girl, Kateri was commonly seen wearing a blanket to hide her face because of scars that developed as a result of smallpox. She lost her entire family to the smallpox epidemic and was adopted by her uncle. Known as the Lily of the Mohawks, Kateri refused to marry and as a result, her family punished her with additional work. At age 19, Kateri converted to Catholicism, taking a vow of chastity and only desiring to marry Jesus. She then traveled south of Montreal to join a Christian native community and live out her mission of charity and prayer.
Wear these socks and be inspired by this courageous young saint!
- These socks are sure to be a conversation starter and evangelization opportunity.
- Our socks make great Catholic gifts for all occasions: First Communion, Confirmation, Ordination, Wedding, Christmas Presents, Easter Baskets, Graduation.
- Proudly made in the USA by our team in Indianapolis, IN.
- Each sock’s essential stitches represent the Holy Family: Tan around the inside of the cuff, representing St. Joseph as head and protector of the Holy Family. Blue (outside) and white (inside) representing Mary and Jesus stitched across the toe of every sock.
- A portion of production goes to make socks for our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis, IN.