On Tuesday, two hundred Diocesan Catholics left the area on buses from Gloversville, Schenectady and Loudonville to catch flights to Rome to bear witness and celebrate the canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint whose origins reside within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
The pilgrimage to Rome, led by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, began with bus trips to New York area airports, leaving from the Church of the Holy Spirit in Gloversville, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, on Rosa Rd. (seen here) in Schenectady and St. Pius X Church of Loudonville.
Rev. Robert Hohenstein, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Schenectady talks about the pilgrimage to Rome.