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Welcome to St Isaac Jogues
About Our Patron
St Isaac Jogues (d. 1646) was a French Jesuit missionary in Canada and the United States who worked for several years with other Jesuits with great success amongst the Hurons, having coverted over 7,000. Well before his martyrdomm his captors removed some of his fingers. With mutilated fingers he was debarred from celebrating Mass, but Pope Urban VII granted him special permission to do so, saying, "It would be unjust that a martyr for Christ should not drink of the blood of Christ." St Isaac was eventually captured by the Iroquois, enemies of the Hurons, and was cruelly tortured before being killed. Along with his companions, Pope Pius beatified him on 21 June 1925 and in 1930 was canonized by the same pope.
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O God, who chose to manifest the blessed hope of your eternal Kingdom by the toil of Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and their companions and by the shedding of their blood, graciously grant that, through their intercession, the faith of Christians may be strengthened day by day.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us;
Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us;
St Isaac Jogues, Pray for us;
The Holy North American Martyrs, Pray for us;
All Holy Angels and Saints, Pray for us.