Baptized Catherine, aka the "Lily
of the Mohawks." At age 19 she converted to Catholicism after her
family died of smallpox. Because of the epidemic, she was left with
permanent scars on her face. For five years Kateri lived in a Jesuit
mission. Refusing to marry, she took a private vow of virginity. She
died at age 24 in 1680. In 2012 Kateri was canonized a saint by Pope
Benedict XVI, making her the first Native American raised to the altars
of the Church.