An official Path Through History Site! Established in 1885 as a monument to the first saints of North America to be canonized, the Shrine is located on the site of the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs honors the martyrdom of three Jesuit missionaries. It is the birthplace of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, as well as 3 Martyrs, Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint Rene Goupil, and Saint John Lalande. The site features five chapels, two museums, a visitor center and more among 400 acres of flowered landscapes and tree-studded slopes and lawns.