Early Canadian Fortitude

Posted September 26, 2017 9:27 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Today, September 26th, is the feast of the Canadian or, if you will, the North American Martyrs.  They were all Jesuits, six priests and two lay brothers, put to death for their faith.  Five, Saints Jean de Brebeuf, Gabriel Lalemant, Antoine Daniel, Charles Garnier and Noel Chabanel, were martyred in Huronia, near Midland, on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, while three, Saints Isaac Jogues, René Goupil, Jean de la Lande, were put to death in what is now Auriesville, New York, not far from the Canadian border.  The whole land back then was under the jurisdiction of the Quebec

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