“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.”