The shrine is being built through a new partnership of the diocese, the Knights of Columbus and the Southwest Indian Foundation. The groundbreaking event featured drumming as well as the Butterfly and Eagle dances from members of the Laguna tribe.
Today in the United States, as many as one in four Native Americans are Catholic. And yet, in many ways, these brothers and sisters in the faith have been overlooked. It is our hope that in the years to come, the Saint Kateri Rosary Walk and Shrine will become a national “Spiritual Home” for all especially Native Americans and Catholics.