A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The path of the Martyrs

Ravine trail, National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, NY

On this trail, St. Rene Goupil was martyred
as witnessed by St. Isaac Jogues.

The National Shrine of the North American Martyrs at Auriesville, New York, is the site of the United States' first and only canonized Martyrs: St. Rene Goupil (1642), Jesuit brother; St. John Lalande (1646), lay missioner ; and St. Isaac Jogues (1646), Jesuit priest.

It is also is the birthplace of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks, born in 1656, just ten years after these Martyrdoms.