Gabriel Lalemant (1610-1649)

Martyred: Huron village of St. Ignace, near Midland, Ontario, Canada

Gabriel Lalemant a Jesuit at nineteen, ordained at twenty-seven, a scholar and professor and a College administrator, delicate in body had a strong desire for the Mission of Huronia.

After two years in Canada he left for Huronia. After seven months in Huronia, he was able to speak the Native tongue. For one month he was assistant to Brebeuf and then his companion in Martyrdom for seventeen long hours. He died March 17, 1649 at Ste. Ignace.

He summed up his own strength, “My strength is the strength of God. In Him, I can do all things.”