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Footsteps of American Saints -- Isaac Jogues

About this activity:

The goal of this activity is to share the lives of several saints so that the youth might relate to what these people have done and maybe look to these individuals as role models.


For more information about this Saint, visit:

How to start:

Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions using the links above. Feel free to use other resources.


  • 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities.

  • 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities.

  • Adults:

    1) Assist the youth with this Footsteps of American Saints activity

    2) Share your thoughts with the youth about this Saint.

    3) Review the youth requirements after they have completed the activity.



  • Where and when was he born?

  • Who captured him? How did he escape?

  • When he finally got back to Europe, why was he revered by so many people? What did the Pope permit him to do?

  • When was he canonized, and who were the other North American martyrs canonized with him?

  • What are some of his accomplishments?

  • When is the feast of St. Isaac Jogues?


  • Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about St. Isaac Jogues. What is he known for? How can you be more like him?
  • Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family.
  • Martyrs are witnesses of the faith. Their witness goes all the way; they are willing to lay down their lives for their religious convictions. Create a collage of pictures of the other martyrs who were canonized with St. Isaac Jogues.
  • St. René Goupil, a companion of St. Isaac Jogues, died because he made the Sign of the Cross on the foreheads of Indian children. Create a cross out of craft material and hang it in your room in remembrance of their deeds.

Completion & Application

After completing the requirements, the participants will complete the NCCS Patch Order Form (here) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions should be reviewed by an adult for correctness and do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.


The answers to the requirements can be found here:

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