Friday, October 19, 2012

Our Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville

 Being homeschoolers we don't usually get to ride in a bus, so today was the first bus ride for both Luke
 and Kim.....They loved it.
 The Coliseum.   The large church build in a circle with four altars in the middle
 Saint Isaac Jogues..Today was the feast day of St. Isaac Jogues and the other North American Martyrs
 In the Kateri Tekawitha museum, they have the canoe which served as an altar.  I couldn't fit the canoe in the photo...but I could fit the photo. LOL!
 A rosary made from tree branches.
 The North American Martyrs.
 The very spot believed to be where Saint Isaac Jogues as martyred
 Whose having more fun in the rain, the boys or the girls?
 The Pieta....believed to be the location where the heads of St. Isaac Jogues and St. John Lalande had their heads displayed on stakes. St. John was martyred on October 19, 1646 when he attempted to recover the slain body of Father Jogues from the paths of the village.
 A stained glass image of Saint Kateri Tekawitha
 The entrance into the Shrine at Auriesville.
 The Shrine of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha....
Kateri was born in Auriesville, but when the village was destroyed by an enemy tribe, the village moved to Fonda, where Kateri was baptised.
 The chuch at Fonda is beautiful, featuring on all the beams of the church the life of Kateri.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Now that is a seriously cool field trip!