North American Martyrs

North_American_MartyrsThe North American Martyrs were a group of six Jesuit priests and two associates who worked selflessly as missionaries to the Hurons in the colonial days of New France. Having been martyred for their faith, they were canonized by Pope Pius XI on June 29, 1930. Their feast day is celebrated in Canada on September 26. – Canadian Bishops website


    • St. Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649)
    • St. Noël Chabanel (1613–1649)
    • St. Anthony Daniel (1601–1648)
    • St. Charles Garnier (1605–1649)
    • St. Isaac Jogues (1602–1646)
    • St. Gabriel Lalemant (1610–1649)
    • St. René Goupil (1607–1642)
    • St. Jean de Lalande (????-1646)

Link to the biography of the Canadian Martyrs(PDF)
Link to catechetical resources in English
Link to the website of the Shrine of the Canadian Martyrs

From the Canadian Bishops: Activity Sheets

Ages 6-8
Ages 9-11

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village

St. Jean de Brébeuf: Canadian Martyr Salt and Light Media

Remembering the Canadian Martyrs Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

Catholic News Agency North American Martyrs St. John de Brébeuf, SJ (1593-1649)







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