Auriesville is a hamlet on the south bank of the Mohawk River, in the northeast part of the Town of Glen, New York, about forty miles west of Albany. A hamlet is (usually&mdashsee below a Rural community — that is a small settlement — which is too small to be considered a Village. The Mohawk River is a long River in the US state of New York. Glen is a Town in Montgomery County, New York, United States.
Auries was the name of the last Mohawk who lived there, and from this the present designation was formed. It was known among the American Indians as Ossernenon, also Gandawaga and Caughnawaga, the latter being given to the settlement on the St. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Lawrence opposite Lachine which was established for the Iroquois converts to Christianity who wanted to withdraw from 'moral corruption' by their pagan kinsmen. The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power" the "Five Nations" the "Six Nations" or the "People of the Longhouse Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings
Auriesville is the presumed site of the Mohawk village, located in Montgomery County, New York, U. Mohawk ( Kanienkeh, Kanienkehaka or Kanien’Kahake, meaning "People of the Flint" are an indigenous people of North America Montgomery County is a County located in the US state of New York. S. A. , in which Saint Isaac Jogues, and his companions, Saint René Goupil and Saint Jean de Lalande, were martyred by the Iroquois. Saint Isaac Jogues ( January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646) was a Jesuit priest, Missionary, and Martyr René Goupil ( May 15 1608 &ndash September 23 1642) was a French Missionary and the first North American martyrs Saint Jean de Lalande (died October 18, 1646) was a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and one of the eight North American
Jogues and Goupil were brought to the village on the Mohawk in 1642 as prisoners, and in 1646 Jogues again, with Lalande. In 1644 Bressani was tortured there, and later on, Joseph Poncet. Joseph Anthony de la Rivière Poncet (b at Paris, 17 May[[ 610]] d
In 1655-57 Le Moyne came as ambassador to make peace; and the year after the punitive expedition of the Marquis de Tracy a permanent mission was established (1667). There Father Boniface, James de Lamberville, Jacques Frémin, Bruyas, Jean Pierron and others laboured until 1684, when the mission was destroyed. Jacques Frémin (b at Reims, 12 March[[ 628]] d at Quebec, 2 July[[ 691]] was a French Jesuit missionary to Canada Jean Pierron (born at Dun-sur-Meuse, France 28 September[[ 631]] date and place of death unknown was a French Jesuit missionary to Canada Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian woman who has been beatified in the Roman Catholic Church, was born there and baptized in nearby Fonda, New York. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha or Blessed Catherine Tekakwitha (ɡɔdeli deɡɔkwidɔ in Mohawk (1656 – April 17, 1680) the daughter of a Mohawk Beatification (from Latin beatus, blessed via Greek μακάριος makarios) is a recognition accorded by the Catholic church Fonda is a Village in Montgomery County, New York, United States. While the missionaries were in control of Ossernenon and the adjacent Indian towns, Blessed Kateri and the other Mohawk converts were remarkable for their exact Christian life, and in many instances for their exalted piety.
The exact location of this village, which is so intimately associated with the establishment of Christianity in New York, was for a time a subject of considerable dispute. The researches of John Gilmary Shea, whose knowledge of the history of the early mission was so profound, at first favored the view that the old village was on the other side of the Mohawk at what is now Tribes Hill. More thorough investigations, however, aided by the conclusions of Gen. J. S. Clarke of Auburn, whose knowledge of Indian sites both in New York and Huronia is indisputable, have shown finally that the present Auriesville is the exact place in which Father Jogues and his companions suffered death. The basic evidence is the fact that, up to the time of their destruction by de Tracy, the villages were certainly on the south side of the Mohawk and west of the Schoharie—as is clear from contemporary maps, and from Jogues's, Bressani's, and Poncet's letters. Joliet, one of the most accurate cartographers of the time, puts the village of Ossernenon at the Schoharie and Mohawk. Schoharie is a word taken from the Iroquois language and means "driftwood" or "floating driftwood" referring to the accumulation of driftwood at various To further particularize it, Jogues said the village was on the top of the hill, a quarter of a league from the river. The ravine in which Goupil's body was found is also specified by Jogues, and he speaks of a watercourse and a rivulet uniting there — a feature still remaining. The distances from Andagaron and Tionontoguen given by Father Jogues also fix the exact locality.
Satisfied that the precise spot had been determined, ten acres of land on the hill were purchased in 1884 by the Rev. Joseph Loyzance, S. J. , who was at that time parish priest of St. Joseph's, Troy, New York, who had all his life an ardent student of the lives of early missionaries. Troy is a City in New York, US, and the County seat of Rensselaer County. Father Loyzance erected a small shrine on the hill under the title of Our Lady of Martyrs, and he was the first to lead a number of pilgrims to the place, on 15 August of that year, which was the anniversary of the first arrival of Father Isaac Jogues as an Iroquois captive. The National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, also dedicated as the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, is a Roman Catholic Shrine in Auriesville Saint Isaac Jogues ( January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646) was a Jesuit priest, Missionary, and Martyr Four thousand people went from Albany and Troy on that day. Other parishes subsequently adopted the practice of visiting Auriesville during the summer. Frequently there are as many as four or five thousand people present. Many of the pilgrims would come fasting, would pray and receive Holy Communion there. The sacred ground was extended beyond the original limits (keeping the surroundings free from undesirable development), and following the canonization of St. Isaac Jogues in 1930 the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs was established there. Saint Isaac Jogues ( January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646) was a Jesuit priest, Missionary, and Martyr The National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, also dedicated as the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, is a Roman Catholic Shrine in Auriesville A large coliseum-sanctuary was built on the grounds, capable of seating 6000 worshipers.