Several people were canonized today and among them was Kateri Tekakwitha. I don’t always follow Catholic news, so I just found out a couple of months ago that this was going to happen. Pumpkin Girl was so excited because she has been praying for Kateri to get that last miracle. She wanted to use Kateri as her Confirmation name and wasn’t sure she would be able to if Kateri was not yet canonized. And with her Confirmation just 2 1/2 years away, she was running out of time.
But it turns out the miracle that Pumpkin had been praying for occurred in 2006, so the Lord was already answering her prayers. And I can’t help but think of this day as a special little present for Pumpkin Girl, a way for her to experience God’s love for her. It is always a good thing when God tells you “yes”. Not, “no” or even “not yet.” But a resounding “yes”.
Saint Kateri, pray for us.