Saint Antoine Daniel, SJ

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Antoine Daniel, SJ

Also Known As: "Anȣennen"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Dieppe, Normandie, France
Death: July 4, 1648 (47)
Mission Saint-Joseph II, Huronie, Canada (martyred)
Place of Burial: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Daniel and Marguerite Martin
Brother of Charles Daniel; André Daniel and François Daniel

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About Saint 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 Hurons had given Father Daniel the name of Anȣennen.

Les martyrs canadiens

Les martyrs canadiens étaient huit missionnaires jésuites à Sainte-Marie-au-pays-des-Hurons, qui furent tués au XVIIe siècle au Canada. Ils furent tués lors des guerres entre les Hurons et les Iroquois. Ces saints catholiques sont liturgiquement commémorés le 19 octobre par l'Église catholique, ou le 26 septembre au Canada. Les huit martyrs canadiens sont : Jean de Brébeuf, Noël Chabanel, Antoine Daniel, Charles Garnier, René Goupil, Jean de Lalande, Gabriel Lalemant et Isaac Jogues. Les martyrs canadiens furent canonisés par le pape Pie XI en 1930.

Ils sont collectivement des saints patrons secondaires du Canada. La paroisse francophone de Saskatoon en Saskatchewan est également placée sous la protection des saints martyrs canadiens, tout comme celle de Pont-Landry (Nouveau-Brunswick).

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.

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Saint Antoine Daniel, SJ's Timeline

May 27, 1601
Dieppe, Normandie, France
July 4, 1648
Age 47
Huronie, Canada
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada