Jean de Lalande
|Saint John de Lalande|
|Born||Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France|
|Died||October 18, 1646
Auriesville, New York, United States
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||June 21, 1925, Rome, Italy by Pope Pius XI|
|Canonized||29 June 1930, Rome, Italy by Pope Pius XI|
|Major shrine||National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, New York, USA (where he was martyred)|
|Feast||19 October (general calendar), 26 September (Canada)|
Lalande was a member of a party led by Jesuit Isaac Jogues as an envoy to the Mohawk lands to protect the precarious peace of the time. However, Mohawk attitudes towards this peace had soured during the men's journey and they were attacked by a Mohawk party en route. They were taken to the village of Ossernenon (Auriesville, N.Y.), where they were decreed to be set free by the moderate Turtle and Wolf clans. Angered by this, the more hawkish Bear clan killed Lalande and Jogues on October 18, 1646.
At Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx, New York, a freshman dormitory—Martyrs' Court—has three sections, which are named for the three U.S. martyr-saints: John LaLande, René Goupil, and Isaac Jogues.
Saint Jean de Lalande is the patron saint of the Saint John LaLande Catholic Parish in Blue Springs, Missouri. Jean de Lalande also has special meaning to the Catholic youth camp Camp Ondessonk which honors the North American martyrs and their Native American friends.
- Catholic Church in the USA#American Catholic Servants of God, Venerables, Beatified, and Saints
- Christian martyrs
- "Martyrs' Court". Fordham University. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- Jean de La Lande, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. University of Toronto/Université Laval.
- Phelan, Horatio, Jean de la Lande / ? - 1646. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- St. John Lalande Library St. Jean de Lalande Archives
- Camp Ondessonk, 
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