Gabriel Lalemant

Gabriel Lalemant (October 3, 1610, Paris, France March 17, 1649, Saint Ignace, Ontario) was a Jesuit missionary in New France beginning in 1646. Caught up in warfare between the Huron and nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, he was killed in St. Ignace by Mohawk warriors and is one of the eight Canadian Martyrs.


Gabriel Lalemant
Jesuit, Missionary and Martyr of Canada
BornOctober 3, 1610
Paris, France
DiedMarch 17, 1649(1649-03-17) (aged 38)
Saint Ignace (Waubaushene near Tay, Ontario)
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
CanonizedJune 29, 1930 by Pope Pius XI
Major shrineShrine of the Jesuit Martyrs, Midland, Ontario, Canada
FeastSeptember 26 (Canada); October 19 (U.S.)