The National Conference Center for a Native American Mission, founded by the Catholic Church, will now be calling Alexandria their home. The Tekakwitha Conference has moved from its home of 34 years in Montana, all the way here to Bolton Avenue.
This year, it’s celebrating its 75th year of urging followers to reaffirm their baptismal vows. The advisory group of priests was formed in Fargo North Dakota in 1939, serving a bishop there.
The conference closed its Montana office last fall.
They are planning for another meeting in the fall in which they’ll follow in the footsteps of Saint Kateri, a Mohawk woman whose memory inspired this conference. This pilgrimage will begin in Albany, New York.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/18/14