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

Kateri Tekakwitha

Iroquois Maiden

 

—Lily of the Mohawks —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
1. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
Front view of the monument.
Inscription.
Kateri Tekakwitha
Iroquois Maiden


Born A.D. 1656
At Ossernenon Auriesville
Living here until 1666
At Caughnawaga, Fonda, 1667-1677
and baptized there
Easter Sunday 1676
at Caughnawaga, Canada 1677
until her death, April 17, 1680

By her own people reputed
Onkweonweke Katsitsiio
Leokitsianekaron
Fairest Flower that ever bloomed
Among true men

By all who know her virtues

Lily of the Mohawks

 
Location. 42° 55.67′ N, 74° 18.223′ W. Marker is in Auriesville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Route 5S east of Noeltner Road (County Route 164), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is very near the southeast corner of the intersection between county road 164 and state route 5S, and is very near the site of the Martyrs Shrine. 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. Isaac Jogues (within shouting distance of this marker); Ossernenon (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Martyrs' Shrine of America
Kateri Tekakwitha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
2. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Lock 30 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Schoharie Crossing (approx. 1.3 miles away); Once A Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); In the Wake of Hurricane Irene (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of First Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auriesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kateri Tekakwitha. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 8, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Home Page - Kateri Shrine. This is a link to information provided by the National Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. (Submitted on September 8, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. St. Kateri Tekakwitha. This is a link to information provided by Catholic Online. (Submitted on September 8, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Kateri Tekakwitha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
3. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
Right view of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
4. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
Back view of the monument.
Kateri Tekakwitha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
5. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
Left view of the monument.
Kateri Tekakwitha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
6. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
View of the two monuments (the featured monument is the far monument, not the near one) looking east along State Route 5S.
Kateri Tekakwitha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
7. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
View of the monument, looking east along State Route 5S, with a view of the monument looking east with a distant view of the Christ of the Mohawk Garden Monument situated at the top of a nearby hill, to the right of the featured monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
8. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
View of the monument as seen from across State Route 5S.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
9. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
View of the monument, as part of a monument complex made of stone, looking east along State Route 5S.
Kateri Tekakwitha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
10. Kateri Tekakwitha Marker
View of the nearby sign for the "Our Lady of Martyr's Shrine," which includes a mention of the "Birthplace of Kateri Tekakwitha."
"Kateri Tekakwitha" - La Petite Sainte Iroquoise/The Little Iroquois Saint image. Click for full size.
Postcard/Prayer Card by the Musée Historique Canadien, circa 1935
11. "Kateri Tekakwitha" - La Petite Sainte Iroquoise/The Little Iroquois Saint
Most Catholic prayer cards depict saints in a rather idealized manner, which is not difficult given that most Catholic saints pre-date the photographic era, and so the depiction stems from artistic imagination. This card has a more realistic or natural feel, however, because it is a photograph, albeit one that was hand-colored. But Kateri Tekakwitha was dead more than 250 years before this card was made, and the depiction is actually that of a wax figure - the Musée Historique Canadien (1935-1989) was a wax museum specializing in Catholic historical figures.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 8, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   11. submitted on September 8, 2015.
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