The Relics of St. Jean de Brébeuf

Posted February 22, 2024 / Last updated March 6, 2024

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This week, the relics of St. Jean de Brébeuf were brought to Jesuit High School after almost 400 years of being safeguarded in Canada, where they were kept since his martyrdom in the mid-1600s. Every student and hundreds of parents, alumni, and members of the local Catholic community had the opportunity to venerate the Jesuit saint’s relics in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs.

Brebeuf is one of the martyrs for whom the chapel is named, and visitors were also given a special opportunity to view four of the beautiful paintings of the North American Martyrs that Jesuit recently commissioned from local Catholic artist Jaclyn Warren.

Presentations were made by Fr. Joseph Hill, S.J., the vocations promoter for the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, and Fr. John Brown, S.J., Jesuit’s president. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Brown in-between these reflections.