Between the years 1642 and 1649 eight members of the Society of Jesus were killed in North America after brutal torture. These Jesuits had worked diligently to bring the native Americans of the region of what is now Upper New York and Canada to the Catholic faith. Saint Isaac Jogues died on October 18, 1647, and Saint John de Brebeuf on March 16, 1648. This following selection, taken from the Spiritual diaries of Saint John de Brebeuf, is read annually on their feast day of October 19....
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