Jogues, Isaac

Jogues, Isaac a French Jesuit missionary, was born in Orleans, January 10, 1607. He entered the Jesuit school at Rouen in 1624, studied theology in Paris, and took orders in 1636. He was sent as a missionary to Canada the same year, and reached Quebec July 2. He labored earnestly among the Hurons and Dinoudadies for several years. In 1642, in company with father Raymbault, he went to Sault Ste. Marie to establish a mission among the Algonquins. He returned to Quebec with a party of Hurons for supplies for the mission, and on his way back fell into an ambuscade of Iroquois, when. almost the whole party was killed and Jogues taken prisoner. He was now subjected to the most cruel treatment, and afterwards condemned to death. He became aware of his impending fate through the Dutch citizens of Albany, and effected his escape. He made his way to New Amsterdam (New York), and from there sailed to Europe. He returned to Canada in 1644, and in 1646 went with M. Bourdon to confirm the peace in the Mohawk castles.. Peace being established, he set out, September 27 of the same year, to found a Mohawk mission, but was put to death by the Mohawks at Caughnawaga (now Fonda), N.Y., October 18, 1646. A Life of Jogues, by the Reverend Felix Martin, appeared at Paris in 1873.

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