Auriesville and Fonda, where Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha made her home in the Albany Diocese, aren't the only places where Catholics are rejoicing at the news of her upcoming canonization:

• Catholics in Cherry Valley, located in Otsego County, note that their Catholic Daughters of the Americas chapter is Court Kateri Tekakwitha No. 2365 and the Knights of Columbus council is the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha council.

• Blessed Sacrament parish in Bolton Landing has statues of Blessed Kateri at its side altar and in its meditation garden, and a stained glass window in the church door depicting her. Sacred Heart parish in Lake George also has a shrine to her.