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http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/19/kat ... can-saint/
Jesuit priest, Claude Chauchetiere, who examined the steps Kateri and some her peers took in the name of their faith:
‘They covered themselves with blood by disciplinary stripes with iron, with rods, with thorns, with nettles; they fasted rigorously, passing the entire day without eating. These fasting women toiled strenuously all day – in summer, working in the fields; in winter, cutting wood. (…) they put glowing coals between their tows, where the fire burned a hole in their flesh; they went bare-legged to make a long procession in the snows; they all disfigured themselves by cutting off their hair, in order not to be sought in marriage…’
Now why a highly psychoneurotic young girl that brin on her own death with her masochistic practices
became a saint" totally mystifies me.
As it totally mystifies me why Leonard Cohen was fascinated with her.
PS) A deeper view on Kateri Tekakwitha and her era in this essay by historian Nancy Shoemaker:
http://www.sjsu.edu/people/ruma.chopra/ ... /Wk3_C.pdf
Athens 2008, Prague 2009, Paris 2012
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Masochistic practices - oh, isn't that what religion is about?!
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It was not Leonard Cohen who was fascinated by her, it was the narrator in his novel Beautiful Losers. Maybe some of you, here, fans, should form a club with this Chinese guy who wanted to know what was about in this book.
This said, I am performing the Telephone Dance (kinda Snoopy dance like in my version).
Ah... Sainthood is a mystery that no one can handle.
And now Ladies and Gentlemen... Elisapie!
She is so beautiful. A voice like silk.
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Story+El ... story.html
"He can love the shape of human beings, the fine and twisted shapes of the heart. It is good to have among us such men, such balancing monsters of love."
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MEMORIAL OF SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Thinking of you today, Leonard.