A Place of Hope Welcomes All...
When Kateri Tekakwitha (pronounced Gah deh lee Deh gah quee tah in Mohawk) is canonized Patron Saint of the Environment and Ecology at the Vatican in Rome on October 21, 2012, she will become the first Saint of the Haudenosaunee People. A shrine in her honor will be dedicated on that day at A Place for Hope in Minerva, Ohio.
Native Way, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit Native American Indian Organization has plans for A Place of Hope cemetery where people and their companion animals can be laid to rest. Along with the Shrine of St. Kateri will be a Native educational center and gift shop called the House of Hope. The surrounding tranquil Hope Gardens are built upon a Native healing Medicine Wheel with the memorial Walk of Hope which encompasses the Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks.
"We have waited a century for the Church to recognize Gah deh lee Deh gah quee tah as a Saint," says Dr. Victoria Summers, founder of A Place of Hope. "We have had these plans in the works and it is fitting that 2012 be her time. We are very excited about the creation of A Place for Hope, named after my beloved Border Collie, Hope, who lost her battle with Cancer in 2010. There is no religion here, only Hope and Healing, everyone is welcome."
Memory bricks for The Walk of Hope, Birch trees and Garden Benches with dedication memorial plaques are available for anyone to purchase for a nominal fee. To inquire contact Native Way at 330-862-0307. Immortalize your loved ones at A Place of Hope. Come join us at the dedication on Oct. 21.