Saint Jean de Brebeuf

St. Jean de Brébeuf is a giant of Canadian history. His writings in the Jesuit Relations, for example, offer an invaluable window into life in 17th-century Canada, while his gift for languages, which prompted him to create the first Huron dictionary, earn him the label of Canada’s first ethnographer. Brébeuf’s impact on the Canadian experience looms large; he is credited with everything from coining the term lacrosse to penning the lyrics of The Huron Carol, a Canadian Christmas classic.

Read more of Catherine Mulroney’s reflection on Salt and Light TV’s blog. Catherine serves as the editor of Living with Christ, Canada’s companion for praying and living the Eucharist. 

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