Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lily of the Mohawks

The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs - Auriesville Shrine, Fultonville, NY
"The site of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs was once a 17th century Mohawk village called Ossernenon where three Jesuit missionaries were martyred during the 1640s. Father Isaac Jogues, RenĂ© Goupil, a Jesuit brother, and John Lalande, a lay missioner, are the only canonized American martyrs. Together with five Jesuit priests killed in the native missions of Canada, they are known as the North American Martyrs. The beatified "Lily of the Mohawks," Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, was born here in 1656."
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  1. Pretty. No, better than pretty. Moody, evocative, otherworldly, worthy.

  2. Thanks Pat! It is a very special place. And all those words, well, they fit perfectly.