Ninoojitoomin mino-bimaadiziwin

‘We are seeking the good way to live.”

Praying the Rosary

According to Catholic tradition, in the 13th Century the Rosary was given to St. Dominic (founder of the Dominicans) by the Blessed Mother in a vision. Mary told St. Dominic how the rosary was to be recited. The Rosary brings to mind important events in the Bible from the life of Jesus and Mary.

The Joyful Mysteries - Monday and Saturday

  • The Annunciation (Lk 1:26-38
  • The Visitation (Lk 1:39)
  • The Nativity (Lk 2:1-21)
  • The Presentation (Lk 2:22-38)
  • The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:41-52)

The Luminous Mysteries - Thursday

  • The Baptism of our Lord (Mt 3:13-17)
  • The Wedding at Cana (Jn 2:1-11)
  • Proclamation of the Kingdom (Mk 1:14-15)
  • The Transfiguration (Mt 7:1-8)
  • The Last Supper (Mt 26:17-30)

The Sorrowful Mysteries - Tuesday and Friday

  • Agony in the Garden (Mt 3:13-16)
  • Scourging at the Pillar (Mt 27:26)
  • Crowning with Thorns (Mt 27:27-31)
  • Carrying of the Cross (Mt 27:32)
  • The Crucifixion (Mt 27:33-56)

The Glorious Mysteries - Sunday and Wednesday

  • The Resurrection of Jesus (Jn 20:1-29)
  • The Ascension (Mk 16:19-20)
  • The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-42)
  • The Assumption of Mary Body and Soul into Heaven
  • The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Begin the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross and say:

Odizhinikaazowing Weoosimind gaye Wegwisimind gaye Wenizhishid Manidoo

(In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit)

Say the Apostle's Creed
Say Three Hail Mary's and one Our Father
Then continue with the First Mystery

(Artwork by Ade Bethune courtesy of Archives & Special Collections, St. Catherine University Library)

Gi-min-waa-ji-min  Ma-ni-doo
Nin-doo-ning  nin-de’ing ga-ye
Nin-di-nen-da-mo-win-ing ge
Ni-mash-ka-wi-zi-wi-ning ge

We tell God’s good news
with our mouths and in our
hearts and in our thoughts
and with our strength.

Begish  nin-zaa-gi’-i-we-win
We-we-ni  waa-ban-da-mo-waad
Niij - - a-ni-shi-naa-be-mag ge
Wii  - - gi-ki-noo-waa-ban-ge-waad.

May our fellow people well
observe our love for each
other and imitate it.

Mii moosh-ki-ne-ma-ga-di-nig
Aw Ma-ni-doo o-maa a-kiing.
Da-ga zha-we-ni-mi-shi-naam.

God’s great kindness fill the earth.
Please have mercy on us.

Ni-chi - - moo-ji-gi-de’-e-min
On-ji aw Gi-zhe - - Ma-ni-doo
Mii sa ge-get aw a-yaa-wid

We rejoice greatly in our hearts
because God is truly the one who is
our strength.

The above prayers are from the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri bulletins, and were written by: Gwayakogaabaw (Rick Gresczyk) miinawaa Nagamo-inini (Lawrence Martin) ogii-oozhitoonaawaa o’o mazina’igan.

St. Kateri’s Trail

By: Harold Caldwell

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Prayer

O Saint Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks,
Your love for Jesus,
so strong, so steadfast,
pray that we may become like you.

Your short and painful life
showed us your strength and humility.
Pray that we may become
forever humble like you.

Like the bright and shining stars at night,
we pray that your light
may forever shine down upon us,
giving light, hope, peacefulness
and serenity in our darkest moments.

Fill our hearts, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha with your same love for Jesus
and pray that we may have the strength and
to become one like you in Heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Prayer for the Canonization
    of Nicholas Black Elk


Heavenly Father, Great Spirit!
Behold us, who stand before you
singing our song of thanksgiving for Nicholas Black Elk. 

Faithfully he walked the Sacred Red Road and generously witnessed the Good News
of our Lord Jesus Christ
among the Native American people.

We humbly ask you to hear the prayers we plead through his intercession.

We ask Holy Mother Church to recognize his sanctity by acknowledging his presence among the company of Saints and as one to imitate in his zeal for the Gospel.

Open our hearts to also
to recognize the Risen Christ
in other cultures and peoples,   

To your glory and honor,
through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Philip Kosloski - published on 07/14/21

Stay up to date on the Canonization effort for Nicholas Black Elk HERE

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