Saturday, October 19, 2013

Why Two?

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 Br├ębeuf 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.

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