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Auriesville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The National Martyrs’ Shrine of America

Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
1. The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker
The marker is affixed to the outside wall to the left of the main entrance of the Coliseum of Our Lady of Martyrs
Inscription. It was here that America’s only Canonized Martyrs the Jesuit priest Father Isaac Jogues, the Jesuit lay-brother Rene’ Goupil and John Lalande shed their blood for Christ in 1642 and 1646. Here also, in this Indian village of Ossernenon the Lily of the Mohawks, Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656.
Built in 1930, this Coliseum of Our Lady of Martyrs has been a place of spiritual refreshment, light and peace for the many thousands who have come to pray here where the Martyrs died.
We appreciate your visit to Auriesville, dear Friend. May you find peace and blessing in this beautiful and holy place.
The Shrine is maintained only by the generosity of pilgrims and visitors. We are grateful to those who help us shoulder the financial burden.
 
Location. 42° 55.531′ N, 74° 18.005′ W. Marker is in Auriesville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Shrine Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auriesville NY 12016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kateri Tekakwitha (approx. ¼ mile away); Isaac Jogues (approx. ¼ mile away); Ossernenon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Once A Farm
The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
2. The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker
Distant shot of the Coliseum of Our Lady of Martyrs
(approx. 1.3 miles away); In the Wake of Hurricane Irene (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of First Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Fort by the Village (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Last Mohawk Indian Village (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auriesville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
3. The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker
Photo of the main altar located inside of the Coliseum of Our Lady of Martyrs
The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
4. The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker
Photo of a statue of St. Isaac Jogues located inside of the Coliseum of Our Lady of Martyrs
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By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
5. The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker
Photo of the statue of the Lily of the Mohawks, Kateri Tekakwitha inside the Coliseum of Our Lady of Martyrs
Ossernenon-The Land of Crossess image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
6. Ossernenon-The Land of Crossess
Ossernenon is on the grounds of the Martyrs Shrine
The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2009
7. The National Martyrs' Shrine of America Marker
The Crosses are near the entrance to the Shrine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 20, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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