Antoine Daniel, SJ
|Birthplace:||Dieppe, Normandie, France|
|Death:||Died in Huronie, Québec, Canada|
|Cause of death:||martyred|
|Place of Burial:||Martyrs Shrine, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Antoine Daniel, SJ
Antoine Daniel was a priest, Jesuit and missionary. He travelled to New France in 1633 and was first stationed at Cape Breton. He then travelled to Quebec in 1634. He endured extreme hardship while traveling: his guides abandonded him and he found himself alone and ill. He attributed his arrival at the Huron mission to divine intervention. In July 1648 his village was attacked by the Iroquois. Father Daniel did all he could to aid his people. He gathered the women, children and elderly in the chapel, then created a diversion. He walked toward the advancing Iroquois carrying a cross. This temporarily stunned the Iroquois long enough to allow many of the Huron's to escape. The Iroquois shot him and flung his body into the burning chapel.
The Canadian Martyrs, also known as the North American Martyrs or the Martyrs of New France, were eight Jesuit missionaries from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, who were tortured and martyred on various dates in the mid-17th century in Quebec, New France, in what are now southern Ontario and upstate New York, during the warfare between the Iroquois and the Huron. They are Jean de Brébeuf, Noël Chabanel, Antoine Daniel, Charles Garnier, René Goupil, Isaac Jogues, Jean de Lalande and Gabriel Lalemant. They were all canonized as saints in the Roman Catholic Church in 1930.
- Jean de Brébeuf
- Noël Chabanel
- Charles Garnier
- Rene Goupil
- Isaac Jogues
- Jean de Lalande
- Gabriel Lalemant
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