Saint Among Savages: The Life of Saint Isaac Jogues

Saint Among Savages: The Life of Saint Isaac Jogues

by Francis Talbot
     
 

I go, but I shall never come back again. These were Isaac Jogues' words on the eve of embarking for a second missionary attempt in America. Shortly afterward, a skull-splitting Mohawk tomahawk made him a martyr.

Fresh from the elegant life of Renaissance France, Jesuit priest Isaac Jogues landed in the savage wilderness of America in 1636. He came fervent in

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I go, but I shall never come back again. These were Isaac Jogues' words on the eve of embarking for a second missionary attempt in America. Shortly afterward, a skull-splitting Mohawk tomahawk made him a martyr.

Fresh from the elegant life of Renaissance France, Jesuit priest Isaac Jogues landed in the savage wilderness of America in 1636. He came fervent in his priestly zeal to devote his life to Christianizing and civilizing the Indian nations that stalked the trackless forests—savages he was prepared to love, sight unseen, for the love of God. He lived among the Hurons enduring hunger, thirst, disease, and humiliation at their hands.

A vast canvas unrolls in this suspenseful and swift-moving story of heroic sacrifice in the earliest days of New York and Canada. Against a background of bloody wars between great Indian nations and between the savages and the first European settlers in America passes the magnificent figure of the Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, intrepid pioneer, adventurer, victim of horrific cruelties, and saint. This is a story of violent action and great sacrifice that testifies to the faith and heroism of Isaac Jogues and his fellow martyr.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898709131
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
IFrom Cradle to Cloister9
IIThe Portals of New France34
IIIIn the Huron Cabins61
IVUnder the Shadow of Death88
VPowers of the Other World114
VIDriving Ever Westward140
VIIAmbushed by the Mohawks171
VIIIAlong the Trail of Torture201
IXBowed beneath the Tomahawk231
XThrough Months of Slavery262
XIEscape through the Dutch293
XIIChristmas Day and Old France321
XIIIPeace along the Saint Lawrence349
XIVAmbassador to the Mohawks376
XVThe Happy Night of the Martyrs406
Epilogue: How the Trails Converged436
Bibliography449
Writings of Isaac Jogues453
Index455

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