May 19 – Fr. Marquette

Jacques Marquette, S.J. Jesuit missionary and discoverer of the Mississippi River, b. in 1636, at Laon, a town in north central France; d. near Ludington, Michigan, 19 May, 1675. He came of an ancient family distinguished for its civic and military services. At the age of seventeen he entered the Society of Jesus, and after … Continue reading May 19 – Fr. Marquette