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 (so far) 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.
(post repeated from last year)