How is that for an interesting title of an academic paper? I’m sure Father Thomas Kelly in SKIN OF THE WOLF would certainly have read it when he was preparing his biography of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Read the article by Daniel Fogel here.
The paper was “presented at the symposium on ‘The Spanish Missions and California Indians,’ held at D-Q University near Davis, California, March 2, 1990. Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized by pope Benedict 16 (formerly cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) on October 21, 2012, elevating her to sainthood.”
Controversy surrounds the claim that the oldest church in America is buried beneath the town of Carbonear in Newfoundland, Canada. And at least two characters from SKIN OF THE WOLF are involved in the mystery about the founding of the church. Read about the controversial theory here. And find out more about the town of Carbonear here and here.
Did you know that Sam Cabot has a blog on Goodreads? You can find it here. And did you know that Goodreads has a list of 111 popular werewolf novels? Yep, they do, and you can find it here. Note: Although there are shapeshifters in SKIN OF THE WOLF, they are not called “werewolves” (a much more European concept/term).
Sam Cabot (SJ Rozan and Carlos Dews) will be interviewed by Pam Stack tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday,16 July, 3 p.m., U.S. eastern time) on Blog Talk Radio / Authors on the Air. Listen live or find the podcast here.
“Known to native peoples as the Black Robes, the Jesuits concentrated their efforts on the dominant Huron, who probably numbered more than 30,000 at the time. Lesser attention was paid to the Iroquois,” from a blog that provides a summary of the Jesuit influence in North America. Read the short history here.
In recognition of her feast day, 14 July, the first in a series of links for sources about the life and sainthood of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint. Her entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography can be found here.