The first one is from Father Hasina who has been my spiritual director since 2008. What a blessing Father Hasina has been for me.
I am currently reading the book "Saint among the Hurons". It is the story of St. Jean se Brebeuf. It is a fascinating book about de Brebeuf and what he endured in the new world in Canada and his amazing devotion to the Hurons.
Saint Jean de Brébeuf
"(March 25, 1593 – March 16, 1649) was a French Jesuit missionary who traveled to New France (or Canada) in 1625. There he worked primarily with the Huron for the rest of his life, except for a short time back in France in 1629-1630. He learned their language and culture.
In 1649 Brébeuf and several other missionaries were captured when an Iroquois raid took over a Huron village. Together with Huron captives, the missionaries were ritually tortured and eight were killed, martyred on March 16, 1649. Brébeuf was beatified in 1925 and canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church in 1930."