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Ferndale boy's miracle helps elevate first Native American to sainthood

Ferndale boy's miracle helps elevate first Native American to sainthood

Jake Finkbonner's family prayed to the 17th century nun Kateri Tekakwitha during an illness in 2006 and Jake believes she's the reason he's alive. On Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Kateri, making her the first Native American saint.

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Ferndale boy's miracle helps elevate first Native American to sainthood

Jake Finkbonner's family prayed to the 17th century nun Kateri Tekakwitha during an illness in 2006 and Jake believes she's the reason he's alive. On Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Kateri, making her the first Native American saint.