Martyrs of North America

illustration of the martyrdom of the Martyrs of North America, c.1927 by unknown Jesuit; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Canadian Martyrs
  • Isaac Jogues and Companions
  • Jesuit Martyrs of North America
  • John de Brebeuf and Companions
  • Martyrs of Canada
  • Martyrs of New France
  • North American Martyrs



Two priests and six lay-brothers, all Jesuits, who were sent as missionaries to the area of modern Canada and New York, and who were murdered by the locals for their work.




Holy Martyrs and patrons, protect this land which you have blessed by the shedding of your blood. Renew in these days our Catholic faith which you helped to establish in this new land. Bring all our fellow citizens to a knowledge and love of the truth. Make us zealous in the profession of our faith so that we may continue and perfect the work which you have begun with so much labour and suffering. Pray for our homes, our schools, our missions, for vocations, for the conversion of sinners, the return of those who have wandered from the fold, and the perseverance of all the Faithful. And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians. Amen. Jesuit novena prayer to the martyrs

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of North America“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2021. Web. 16 January 2022. <>