In the background of Sacred Heart Church you see lake George but this is not its original name. On the eve of Corpus Christi, 1646, Father Isaac Jogues, a Jesuit missionary, discovered a beautiful lake and named it the Lake of the Blessed Sacrament. He is believed to be the first European to see this lake.

The cornerstone of Sacred Heart church was laid in September 1874 in a ceremony which drew 800 onlookers, including Americans, French and scores of Indians in full tribal dress.

In the ten stained glass windows are portrayed the main events of Fr. Isaac Jogues among the Indians and his final martyrdom at their hands. He was canonized in 1930. I have taken the description of each panel from the Church leaflet.

Since some of these main events took place at Auresville, NY where the Martyrs Shrine is, therefore, I have included photos taken there.

1-Left Window