Friday, March 16, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History....

1649 - Jesuit priests Jean de Brébeuf and Jérôme Lalement are tortured by Iroquois invaders; Brébeuf dies at 4 pm, his flesh stripped to the bone and his body burned with pitch and boiling water; Lalement, nephew of Jesuit superior Jérôme Lalement, dies the following day of burns; Brébeuf's skull is preserved in a golden reliquary in the Hotel Dieu at Quebec; he was canonized in 1930.

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