John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and Companions, martyrs* – October 19th
Honored on this day are eight Jesuit martyrs who died in North America from the years 1642-1649. (Relics: Midland, Ontario, Canada)
First Class Relics
The Martyr’s Shrine
16163 Highway 12 West
L4R 4K6, Midland, Ontario, Canada
*The skull of St John de Brebeuf and some small bone fragments from St Gabriel Lalemant and St Charles Garnier rest within two reliquaries in the left transept. These are the only extant relics of the eight Jesuit martyrs who are honored on this day.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi
(Our Lady of the Most Holy Sacrament and of the Holy Canadian Martyrs)
Via Giovanni Battista de Rossi 46
*This is the national church of Canada and it is located in the Nomentano district northwest of the Bologna metro station. It was built in 1955 and it honors in a special way the North American Martyrs.