you ever find yourself heading toward Albany on the New
York State Thruway be sure and plan a roadstop near the
Fonda exit along the scenic Mohawk river. There you can
choose from two, competing, national shrines for an Indian
woman called Kateri.
One shrine is just outside of Fonda. This is where she
was baptised and where her Indian village was located.
The other, larger shrine, is a few miles east on Route
5S in Auriesville. This is where she was born. and the
shrine here also commemorates the seven north American
feast day is July 14 but she is not yet a saint. Someone
has to have a miracle happen after praying to her or through
her intercession. The priest at the gift
shop in Fonda said a friend of his had been cured
of cancer after praying to her, but the friend had taken
some chemotherapy so his case does not count.
grounds of the shrine at Fonda are shown above and Auriesville
is shown below. I would suggest doing both.