Pembroke Historical Society’s Monthly Meeting & Program

Featuring The Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, first Native American Saint, presented by Rev. Deacon Rick Phillips-Doyle and Pat Phillips-Doyle, who represented the Passamaquoddy Nation at the Vatican

(NOTE: This is a program on religious culture, NOT a religious activity.)

The Pembroke Historical Society’s October 28th meeting will feature a presentation by Reverend Deacon Rick Phillips-Doyle and Pat Phillips-Doyle of Pleasant Point on their 2012 trip to the Vatican as representatives of the Passamaquoddy Nation for the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint. The program will include discussion and many photographs of their journey, of the Vatican, and of the ceremony.  Five years ago the Catholic churches of Washington County, from Peter Dana Point to Eastport, and including Pembroke’s St. John’s Church, the second oldest active Catholic church in Maine, were reorganized into a parish named in honor of Kateri Tekakwitha, a 17th century Native American convert to Christianity. The Pembroke Historical Society’s program is NOT a religious service, but rather a presentation on an important cultural aspect of America and Downeast Maine.

The program, to be held at the Pembroke Historical Society’s museum on Monday, October 28th, at 7:00 PM, is open to the public, and is ideal for adults, families, educators and historians, and high school and middle school students. Visitors to the area are welcome. Admission is free. The Pembroke Historical Society museum is located at the intersection of Front Street and Old County Road, across from the stone bridge and Legion Hall, in Pembroke. For information contact Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo at or 207-726-4747.