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Recently I was presented with a new design challenge.  My confrere, Fr. Paul Taylor, discovered some deerskins that his mother had been keeping in storage.  He asked me if I might be able to incorporate them into a vestment  in memory of his mother Irene. He mentioned that his mother had a great devotion to St. Kateri Tekakwitha so I let that guide me when designing the vestment.  Since St. Kateri was a member of the Mohawk Nation, I researched their design motifs. I chose one that could be read as a star or a stylized flower

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