Hudson Valley Chapter- Charity Drive 2018
The selected Charity for the Hudson Valley Chapter 2018 Charity Drive is the
Restoration of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs located in Auriesville, N.Y. www.auriesvilleshrine.com
A brief history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs follows:
- Erected in 1884, the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs was a pilgrimage destination for Catholics for 130 years.
- During the 1640s three French Jesuit missionaries - Father Isaac Jogues and his two lay companions, René Goupil and John Ialande - were killed by the Mohawks while bringing Christianity to the new world and buried at the site.
- The first recorded recitation of the Rosary took place in what now is called New York State at the site in 1642.
- It is also believed to be the 1656 birthplace of the Mohawk maiden, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri was canonized in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.
- Fr. Issac Jogues and his lay companions were canonized in 1930 as the North American Martyrs.
The Jesuits no longer have priests available nor the resources required to continue the operation and maintenance of the Shrine.
Consequently, Supreme and the NYS Council have made generous grants, totaling $600,000.00, to the Shrine that facilitated the replacement of the Roof and Glass Windows of the Coliseum Church.
However, in spite of these generous grants, much work lays ahead requiring additional funds. The Shrine and grounds are in need of major repairs.
Towards that end, the Hudson Valley Chapter will donate the net proceeds of its 2018 Charity Drive Raffle to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs.
Please Support this Worthy Charity!
I thank you in advance for your anticipated support.
Jeffrey T Boldrin
68 South Mesier Ave
Wappinger Falls NY 12590-3722
845-298- 1635, c: 845-527-4417
Charity Drive Chairman
PO Box 233
Rosendale, NY 12472-0233
Charity Ball Reservations Charity Ball Special Arrangements
Jeffrey T Boldrin, CC Dan McNamee, PCC
68 South Mesier Ave 15 Ethan Circle
Wappinger Falls NY 12590-3722 Monroe, NY 10950
845-298- 1635, c: 845-527-4417 845-782-6764, C: 917-859-5875
Charity Drive Raffle Tickets Charity Drive Journal
Peter Stafford, DD Thomas W Tompkins, PCC
1 Scofield Hts. 12 Monitor Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12603-5821 Poughkeepsie NY 12603-5662