St. Kateri, the first Native American Saint to be canonized, is truly an inspiration for us to live by. She held on to the cross through physical pain, sickness, and persecution. Her reverence of the Eucharist and her last words of “Jesus I Love You” clearly point us to Jesus. She continues to be an evangelizer to all cultures and people, particularly Native Americans, who feel a strong sense of connection to her.
As a member of St. Augustine Indian Mission parish, Harris wrote this in celebration of the canonization of St. Kateri in 2012. The song’s simplicity is a reflection of Ka-teri’s life. It is the hope of the composer that this simplicity will enable people of every age to learn this Saint’s prayer and to love Jesus as she did.