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Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs By Les Pères jésuites, Québec (republiquelibre.org - collections.banq.qc.ca) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

October 19

Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs


Today is the memorial of Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and their Companions. These 17th century French missionaries traveled to the northeast part of the New World to share the Gospel. The Jesuit missionaries visited the Iroquois and Mohawk peoples living in the Huron area. St. John de Brebeuf evangelized amongst the peoples for three successful years before being captured by the Iroquois and tortured to death. St. Isaac Joques was captured; his hand mutilated, and he was killed by a tomahawk blow. These eight heroic martyrs are remembered as the North American Martyrs and they were canonized in 1930 by Pius XI. [1][2]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
[1] Gerald Champagne, “The Holy North American Martyrs” in Nos Gloires, www.magnificant.ca
[2] John Paul II, Homily, September 15, 1984.

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Oct 19, Invitatory for Sts. Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, P & Mm, and companions, Mm

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