Oct. 19 Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (USA), Memorial

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Gal 6:14; 1 Cor 1:18: May we never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the word of the Cross is the power of God to us who have been saved.Gospel Verse, Mt 28:19a, 20b: Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, until the end of the world.Communion Antiphon, Mt 5:10: Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.Today the dioceses of the United States celebrate the Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues (priests) and their companions. They were Jesuit missionaries who died as martyrs in North America where they preached the Gospel.

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