Saturday, October 19, 2013
The U.S. Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of the North American Martyrs, also called by two of their names, Sts. Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and Companions. Jesuits celebrate it as a Feast. They ministered among the Hurons in an area that comprised portions of present day Canada and the U.S. Each country has a shrine, one in Midland, Ontario; the other in Auriesville, NY. Isaac and two others were martyred in New York, and Jean and four others in Ontario.