Isaac Jogues was a missionary to the New World, particularly Canada. As a Jesuit Priest he converted as many as he could while working in North America. The living conditions were harsh and the locals would blame the “Blackrobes” for any poor luck, sicknesses, or other mishaps that arose. Isaac was captured by Native Americans and later tomahawked in the head by an Iroquois chief.
b. 1/10/1607, Orleans, France- d. 10/18/1646 (age 39), Ossernenon, Canada, New France.
Patronage: The Americas
Feast Day: October 19