Saint Kateri Tekawitha statue
I’ve seen and photographed this wooden sculpture of the Saint Kateri Tekawitha, displayed inside the Mission San Xavier del Bac, Arizona. The mission is a beautiful historic Spanish Catholic religious complex. Padre Eusebio Kino established it in 1692 in the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation.
History says that born in 1656, Kateri Tekawitha was a truly saintly woman. Consequently, she was the first Native American recognized as a saint by the Catholic religion.
My husband and I have visited the mission and admired the statues, carvings and decoration. The Spanish architectural elements on the white ivory outside walls were begging to be photographed. Therefore, besides the Saint, I made two other photos of the mission’s facade that as digital sketches, color and black & white. You can see all of them in my Fine Art America gallery, and I’m posting here their framed versions. By default the frame is simple black, but there is a tremendous choice of colors and shapes for you to choose from. Just click on them to see – it is quite addictive to start playing with them 🙂
Inside, the church is as beautiful as it it outside, and tourists or religious people can admire carvings, paintings and decorative elements
Many other products are also available as art prints home decor, accessories and gift ideas, including PUZZELS! 🙂
More Gift Ideas with the Saint Kateri Tekawitha statue and San Xavier Del Bac Mission
Good news! Somebody purchased a Classic T-Shirt with the sketch of the Native Saint from my RedBubble gallery 🙂 – Thank you, buyer!
Many other prints and products are also available with the historic Mission in Arizona:
Here for example is the colorful mural art of the archangel inside of the church, available as a beautiful comforter from my gallery:
This stone carved saint in the golden light of the afternoon on the facade of the church really attracted my eye and camera… And guess what: religious art lovers can have it as a Phone Cover among other products:
More good news: I also sold another Classic T-shirt with this facade detail 🙂
…And before saying good bye to the beautiful mission, I took one more picture of it in the last rays of sun. Many of similar gift ideas can be purchased in the gift shop at the church. However here you can have them with just a click 🙂