12 Weird Catholic Words (and How to Pronounce Them!)

8. Tekakwitha

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“St. Kateri Tekakwitha” by Kristyn Brown http://www.thesaintsproject.org

This is the birth name of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, “the Lily of the Mohawks”. There are two ways to pronounce her name, an anglicized one and a more authentic Mohawk pronunciation.

Anglicized: teck-a-KWEETH-ah

Mohawk: deh-gah-GWEE-tah

For more weird and wonderful Catholic words, read the rest of my latest at EpicPew.


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