By Carlos Sam

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha : The First Native American Saint, Part V

“Masochism and Sainthood: Kateri Tekakwitha and Junípero Serra

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.”


New York City

Sam Cabot’s BLOOD OF THE LAMB was set in Rome but his latest, SKIN OF THE WOLF, is set in New York City.  The History Channel maintains a very interesting page about the Big Apple.  Find it here.




The Oldest Church in America?

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.

Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada