This icon of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha depicts the "Lily of the Mohawks" dressed a white tunic, symbolic of her purity and embracing the cross. Over her shoulders in the covering she would often wear over her head to help guard her eyes from the light - since she suffered from poor eyesight on account of small pox. Kateri's short life was an embodiment of chastity, uncompromising fidelity to God, and intense prayer. She is venerated as the patron of Native Americans, Canada, and the environment.
For centuries icons have been traditionally been called "Windows into Heaven," because through them we receive a vision of the spiritual world. The stylized character of the icon shows man and nature restored to their original beauty as reflections of the celestial glory.
This icon is striking in its deep, rich colors over a gold leaf background. Made with a non-glare satin lamination with a durable, washable surface and UV protective coating.
Icon measures 8"W x 10"H x .5"D.
Made in the USA.