|Author:||Nella (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||January 29, 2002 at 6:36:51 PM|
|Reply to:||Noelle by Agata|
Feastday: September 26
Noel was born on February 2 near Mende, France. He joined the Jesuits in 1630 and in 1643 was sent as a missionary to the Huron Indians in France. He became assistant to Father Charles Garnier at the Indian village of Etarita in 1649 and was murdered on December 8 by an apostate Indian while returning from a visit to neighboring Ste. Marie. He was canonized in 1930 by Pope Pius XI as one of the martyrs of North America. His feast day is September 26th.
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