This Triduum honors three of the North American martyrs--Saints Rene Goupil, Isaac Jogues, and John de Lalande--who won their crowns at the Mohawk village of Ossernenon near Auriesville, NY.
An abridgement of a larger novena, the Triduum makes an excellent devotion for the three-day Pilgrimage to Restoration. Author Fr. Anthony G. Schirmann, SJ hoped that "these sainted martyrs whose blood enriched our American soil may be better known and loved by us Americans of the twentieth century who share the heritage of their Faith and who must carry on with their missionary courage." It was first published by the Jesuit Mission Press in 1946 and then again in the 1960s by the Martyrs Shrine at Auriesville, where Schirmann served as Assistant Director.
Each day consists of a historical account of each martyr, followed by a reflection and a set of prayers that includes a brief litany, the collect of the martyrs, and a prayer for petition. A final prayer, slightly modified from one originally for the beatification of Kateri Tekakwitha, honors this great Auriesville saint and fruit of the Jesuits' missions to the Mohawk.
Note: This Triduum is an abridged three-day version of the Novena in honor of the North American Martyrs.
August 2023 ~ 16 pages ~ booklet ~ 5.5" x 4"