Thursday Travels – Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs

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These grounds are a reliquary to the North American Martyrs, St. Isaac Jogues and his Companions, St. Rene Goupil and St. John LaLande. In 1642, the same year Rene Goupil was martyred, the first known recitation of the Rosary was prayed here. This was also the birthplace ten years later after St. Jogues and St. Lalande’s martyrdoms, of St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

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The view of the Mohawk Valley and River from the Shrine Grounds

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Three Crosses bearing the names of the North American Martyrs at the Entrance, at the edge of what was the Mohawk village.

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St. Kateri Chapel

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Inside the St. Kateri Chapel

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Original 1885 Chapel

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Statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

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Statue of St. Isaac Jogues

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Ravine

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Path down to the Ravine, along the Way of Martyrdom. The signs are told in Isaac Jogues own words from his journal writings.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in the Ravine, replica of the original

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Bridge from the Sepulcher

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Pergola containing the oldest statue on the Shrine grounds

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Reliquary and Ravine. This was my view while praying the rosary.

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