Birth Place of the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha. 3 Martyrs, Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint Rene Goupil, and Saint John Lalande. Historical Religious Site of Martyrdoms. The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs was begun in 1885 as a monument to the first saints of North America to be canonized." It is also the home of the annual "St. Isaac Jogues Youth Conference.