Friday, October 22, 2021

Saint Isaac Jogues – Feast Day – October 19

Saint Isaac Jogues Profile. Born: 10 January 1607 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 18 October 1646 in New York, USA. Feast Day is celebrated on October 19, March 16.

The Memorial of Saint Isaac Jogues – Saint of the Day

Saint Isaac Jogues Biography

Date of Birth 10 January 1607
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work France
Date of Death 18 October 1646
Place of Death New York, USA
Feast Day October 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI on 21 June 1925
Canonization Canonized by Pope Pius XI on 29 June 1930
Patron Saint of Americas
Canada

Saint Isaac Jogues Biography

Saint Isaac Jogues joined the Jesuits at Rouen, France in 1624. A priest. Instructed writing. Evangelist to New France (Canada) in 1636, beginning in Quebec and working among the Hurons and Petuns in the region of the Great Lakes. This was a harsh task – not exclusively were the living conditions hard, however, local people accused the “Blackrobes” for any infection, sick karma, or different issues that happened where they were.

Caught on 3 August 1642 by the Mohawks, oppressed, tormented and ravaged for thirteen months, he encouraged the Faith to any who might tune in. With the assistance of nearby Dutch pioneers he, at last, got away and was sent back to France to recoup. In 1644 he came back to Canada to proceed with his work with the locals and arrange harmony with the Iroquois. Martyred with individual Jesuit cleric Saint John de Brebeuf and a few lay evangelists when the locals censured Christian magic for a scourge and harvest disappointment. One of the North American Martyrs.

St. Isaac Jogues
St. Isaac Jogues

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