(October 19 - Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs) Today we celebrate the memorial of the North American Martyrs. These holy men, mostly Jesuit priests, were sent to Quebec in the 1620s and 1630s. St. John de Brebeuf settled in St. Charles, a former landing site of Jacques Cartier, and lived among the natives amongst the wigwams. About five months after arriving in Canada, he accompanied the Indians to Lake Huron in a canoe. During that time, his life was in constant danger. For about four years, he did have to return to France because Samuel de Champlain had surrendered Quebec to the English in 1929. But in 1633, he returned to the Great White North because Quebec had come back into French hands.