Saint Charles Garnier, SJ (1606–1649)


Born in Paris, Garnier entered the Society of Jesus in 1624 and upon ordination immediately volunteered for the Canadian missions. He arrived in 1636, worked among the Hurons, and was killed by Iroquois while ministering in a Huron village. In 1930, Pope Pius XI canonized Garnier along with Isaac Jogues and six others, who are honored collectively as the North American Martyrs.


Catholic Encyclopedia


 J. O'Brien, Saints Of The American Wilderness: The Brave Lives And Holy Deaths Of The Eight North American Martyrs

 L. Fisher, The North American Martyrs: Jesuits in the New World