This is the only known portrait of the new Saint,
painted around 1690 by Father Chauchetière. The
image hangs from the facade of Saint Peter's Basilica
You are very much in my thoughts and in my prayers from the shadow of the Dome of Saint Peter’s this evening. These days in Rome were planned long before I was blessed to be your rector, and I very much regret not being among you as I teach the Institute of Continuing Theological Education (NAC sabbatical program) and meet with the Vox Clara Committee. However, one blessing which comes my way is the canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, along with Mother Marianne Cope and three other blesseds.