ST JOHN DE BREBEUF AND ST ISAAC JOGUES, PRIESTS, AND THEIR COMPANIONS, MARTYRS; MEMORIAL: OCTOBER 19
These eight men were Jesuit missionaries in North America in the 17th century, put to death by natives. John de Brebeuf was a man of deep spirituality, noted for his life of prayer and penance.
you consecrated the first beginnings
of the faith in North America
by the preaching and martyrdom
of Saints John and Isaac and their companions.
By the help of their prayers
may the Christian faith continue to grow
throughout the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.