Jogues, Isaac 
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1/10/1607  - 10/18/1646
Isaac Jogues, a native of Orleans, France, was born on January 10, 1607. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1636, after which he traveled to New France (present-day Quebec) to begin work as a missionary to Native Americans. He and lay assistant Rene Goupil were captured by the Iroquois in 1642 and subjected to torture. Jogues eventually returned to France with Dutch assistance a year later but soon returned to the Canadian missions. He, Goupil, and lay assistant Jean de la Lande were captured again in 1646 by the Mohawk, whereupon they were killed in what is now upstate New York. Jogues left a written record of Goupil’s martyrdom. Jogues was canonized with seven other North American martyrs by Pope Pius XI in 1930.
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Isaac Jogues portrait- Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-100823

Isaac Jogues statue- Internet Archive- from Isaac Jouges, S. J., Discoverer of Lake George by T. J. Campbell

Isaac Jogues portrait- Internet Archive- from The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, vol 23 by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Book/Journal Source(s)
Pouliot, L., 2003. North American Martyrs. Detroit: Thomson/Gale; Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America.Notes: In New Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 10, 2nd ed.: 434-436.)
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The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: 1610 to 1791
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William S. Cossen
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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