SAINT ISAAC JOGUES, PRIEST, MARTYR

AND COMPANION MARTYRS

FEAST DAY:  OCTOBER 19TH

Isaac Jogues was born in Orlans, France 1607.  He joined the Society of Jesus in 1624  and was ordained in 1636.  He chose to go to the Quebec missions in Canada.  He worked very hard with the Huron Indians until 1642, when he along with a companion were taken prisioners by the Iroquois Indians.  His associate, a Jesuit, Rne Goupil, was martyred, but Isaac was able to escape after being held captive for one year.  He returned to France, but later returned to America with his companion, Jean de Lalande.  They both were taken prisoners by Mohawk Indians who beheaded Issac at Osseron, New York.  His companion, Jean de Lalande was martyred the next day.  Both were canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1930.

SAINT ISAAC JOGUES

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SAINT JOHN DE BREFEUF

FEAST DAY:  OCTOBER 19TH

John de Brfeuf was born in Cond-sur-Vire, in Normandy, France, on March 25, 1593. He joined the  Jesuits,  and was ordained in 1622.  He went on a mission to Quebec, Canada, where he worked at converting 7,000 Huron Indians.  In 1649 he was captured by the Iroquois Indians, who were enemies of the Huron Indians.  On March 16th of 1649, John and his companion Jesuits:  Isaac Jogues, Anthony Daniel, Gabriel Lalement, Charles Garnier, Noel Chabanel, John Lalande and Ren Goupil were slain by the Iroquois Indians.  John was canonized in 1930.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER:  Ask Saint John de Brfeuf and Saint Issac Jogues and their companions to  intercede to heal the sick and to give us the courage to stand up to adversity in this hostile world.

 

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