National Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs

Site of the martyrdom of the North American Martyrs and birthplace of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Founded 1884

After much search and debate, historian John Gilmary Shea and archaeologist John S. Clark established this as the site where Father Isaac Jogues, SJ, René Goupil, and John La Lande were killed by their Mohawk captors.

Source: Francis Beauchesne Thornton, Catholic Shrines in the United States and Canada (New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1954)
Photo courtesy of KolbeNet.


Shrine of OLM


J. O'Brien, Saints Of The American Wilderness: The Brave Lives And Holy Deaths Of The Eight North American Martyrs  

L. Fisher, The North American Martyrs: Jesuits in the New World