Father Jogues, Pere Jogues
Date of Birth:
January 10, 1607
Date of Death:
October 18, 1646
He is known as one of the North American Martyrs.
He asked to serve in North America as a missionary.
Isaac Jogues (January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646) was a Jesuit priest, missionary, and martyr who traveled and worked among the native populations in North America. He gave the original European name to Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement, Lake of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1646, Jogues was martyred by the Mohawks near present day Auriesville, New York. Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and six other martyred missionaries, all Jesuits or laymen associated with them, were canonized in 1930, and are known as "The North American Martyrs" or "St. Isaac Jogues and Companions". Their feast day is October 19, except in Canada, where the feast is celebrated on September 26.