Isaac Jogues prays as the Mohawks torture and martyr him. He has strayed as a missionary into the primeval forest, and he pays with his life. But does he die in vain?
Here is the true story of an Iroquois girl born into the village where Father Jogues fell. Scarred and near blinded by the smallpox that kills her parents, she is called "Tekakwitha, She Who Gropes Her Way" until a blackrobe teachers her "The Prayer" and baptizes her Kateri.
Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian wars, here is the enthralling true drama of the embattled Mohawks and its daughter, Kateri Tekakwitha-who has become the first Native American Saint.
A true story of how a strong-willed maiden defies her tradition and follows her heart to the northern mission where her piety, chastity and faith heal the spiritual doubts of Father Claude Chauchetiere-and he in turn bears witness to the miracles of the Lily of the Mohawks.