Isaac Jogues

Isaac Jogues, Jesuit missionary, martyr (b at Orléans, France 10 Jan 1607; d at Auriesville, NY 18 Oct 1646). Jogues entered the Society of Jesus in 1624. Sent to the Canadian missions in 1636, he was captured and tortured

Isaac Jogues, missionary
Jogues was killed by the Iroquois in 1646 on a peace mission (courtesy Library and Archives Canada).

Jogues, Isaac

 Isaac Jogues, Jesuit missionary, martyr (b at Orléans, France 10 Jan 1607; d at Auriesville, NY 18 Oct 1646). Jogues entered the Society of Jesus in 1624. Sent to the Canadian missions in 1636, he was captured and tortured by the Iroquois in 1642. A year later, Dutch traders arranged his escape to France. Nevertheless, Jogues returned to Canada in 1644 and in 1646 volunteered for a peace embassy to the Iroquois. He was murdered that year on his second trip into Iroquois country. In 1930 Jogues and 7 other martyrs of the Huron missions were canonized.

Further Reading

  • Francis Talbot, Saint Among Savages (1961).