North American Martyrs – The Canadian Martyrs

Today is Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Canadian Martyrs are also known as the North American Martyrs. They are the eight Jesuit missionaries who worked at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.

Because they were foreign missionary Christians, they were unwelcome among the natives. In the mid-17th century, when there was a war between the Iroquois people and the Huron, these missionaries were ritually tortured and killed on various dates in Canada and Upper New York.

In Canada, their feast day is celebrated the September 26 and in the General Roman Calendar, it is on October 19 every year in the Catholic Church.

These martyrs are;

  1. St Isaac Jogues, killed in 1646
  2. St Jean de Brébeuf, killed in 1649
  3. St René Goupil, killed in 1642
  4. St Jean de Lalande, killed in 1646
  5. St Antoine Daniel, killed in 1648
  6. St Noël Chabanel, killed in 1649
  7. St Charles Garnier, killed in 1649
  8. St Gabriel Lalemant, killed in 1649
Saints Isaac Jogues and John de Brébeuf, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Biography
Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs - Feast Day - October 19
Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs – Feast Day – October 19
Place of Birth France
Profession Jesuit Missionary Priests
Place of Work North America
Date of Death Late 17th Century
Place of Death North America
Feast Day October 19
Beatification By Pope Pius XI on June 21 1925 in Rome, Italy
Canonization By Pope Pius XI on June 29 1930 in Vatican City
Patron Saint of Canada and North America

Beatification

The North American Martyrs were beatified by Pope Pius XI on June 21 1925 in Rome, Italy

Canonization

The North American Martyrs were canonized by Pope Pius XI on June 29 1930 in Vatican City

North American Martyrs Feast Day

The feast day of the North American Martyrs is celebrated on October 19 in the General Roman Calendar, and on September 26 in Canada.

The North American Martyrs are the Patron Saints of

Pope Pius XII declared the North American Martyrs as the patron saints of Canada and North America

Other Catholic Saints whose Feast Days are in October

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