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October 19 Saint Isaac Jogues and Companions breski1 Also known as Canadian Martyrs Isaac Jogues and Companions Jesuit Martyrs of North America John de Brebeuf and Companions Martyrs of Canada …More
October 19 Saint Isaac Jogues and Companions breski1
Also known as
Canadian Martyrs
Isaac Jogues and Companions
Jesuit Martyrs of North America
John de Brebeuf and Companions
Martyrs of Canada
Martyrs of New France
North American Martyrs
Memorial
19 October
26 September (Canada)
Profile
Two priests and six lay-brothers, all Jesuits, who were sent as missionaries to the area of modern Canada and New York, and who were murdered by the locals for their work.
Saint Antoine Daniel
Saint Charles Garnier
Saint Gabriel Lalemant
Saint Isaac Jogues
Saint Jean de Brebeuf
Saint Jean de la Lande
Saint Noel Chabanel
Saint Rene Goupil
Canonized
29 June 1930 by Pope Pius XI
Patronage
Canada

Isaac Jogues, S.J. (10 January 1607 – 18 October 1646) was a French missionary and martyr who traveled and worked among the Iroquois, Huron, and other Native populations in North America. He was the first European to name Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement (Lake of the Blessed Sacrament). In 1646, Jogues was martyred by the Mohawk at their village of Ossernenon, north of the Mohawk River.

Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and six other martyred missionaries, all Jesuit priests or laypeople associated with them, were canonized by the Catholic Church in 1930;[1] they are known as the Canadian Martyrs, or the North American Martyrs. A shrine was built in their honor at Auriesville, New York, formerly believed to be that of the Mohawk village. Their feast day is celebrated on 19 October in the General Roman Calendar and 26 September in Canada.