2 Photos: A Very Young Leonard Cohen & His Sister Esther Visit Kahnawake – Once Home To Kateri Tekakwitha

indianKateri Tekakwitha (1656 – April 17, 1680), the Algonquin–Mohawk woman featured in Leonard Cohen’s 1966 novel, “Beautiful Losers” and canonized as a saint in 2012, moved to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal, after she converted to Roman Catholicism at age nineteen and lived there the last five years of her life.

Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images

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2 Replies to “2 Photos: A Very Young Leonard Cohen & His Sister Esther Visit Kahnawake – Once Home To Kateri Tekakwitha”

  1. Belinda

    These photos are such a treasure, I love seeing young Leonard with his relatives and friends. A culturally fascinating time that is just as relevant now. Perhaps time caught up with us as time gives and takes away. Our relationship with time is complicated, sweet with the “ah’ moments and surprising with the chaotic “ouch” that lends a shoulder and comforting words from another. Finding each other with a variety of connections, moments to laugh, or sometimes cry. Anyway, I just wanted to see more treasured times from the life of Leonard. Much appreciated with amazement.