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Saint Among Savages: The Life of St. Isaac…

Saint Among Savages: The Life of St. Isaac Jogues (1935)

by Francis Talbot

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Saint among Savages tells the remarkable story of St. Isaac Jogues, a French Jesuit who was killed by Mohawks while serving as a missionary in New France. Coming from a upper middle class life in Orleans, he knew from an early age that he wanted to be a priest and serve abroad as a missionary to risk his life in order to save souls. Along with several others, collectively known as the North American Martyrs, he followed his dreams and met death in the American wilderness. Living with the Huron people in what is now Ontario, he was captured by Mohawk warriors and tortured and held captive for over a year. He escaped back to France with help from the Dutch in New York, and remarkably insisted on going back to New France, even though he knew what he might be facing. Besides Jogues' life there is also a lot of material about the lives and customs of the Native American peoples who lived along the St. Lawrence River. All-in-all, it's an exciting read about a fascinating man who gave everything for his faith, including his life. ( )
  inge87 | Nov 13, 2015 |
Hagiography, but some insight into the clash between European and Native American cultures in the 17th Century near the Great Lakes. ( )
  Larxol | Aug 7, 2009 |
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