Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Isaac Jogues


Jogues, Isaac (1607-1646), missionary and martyr, was born at Orléans, France, on January 10, 1607. He was educated at the Jesuit college, and entered the Society of Jesus as a novice in 1624. He was ordained a priest in 1636, and in the same year sailed for Quebec. He was employed in the Huron mission, and in 1642 he was captured by .the Iroquois, and brutally tortured and maimed; but he was rescued by the Dutch of Fort Orange, and returned. to France by way of New Amsterdam ( New York ). In 1644 he sailed again for Canada ; and in 1646 he undertook a mission to the heart of the Iroquois country. Here he was massacred on October 18, 1646 ; and he was canonized in 1930. See F. Martin, Vie du Père Jogues (Montreal, 1873), and M. J. Scott, Isaac Jogues (New York, 1927).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada , Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., pp. 302-303.


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