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DANIEL, Antony, clergyman, born in Dieppe, France, in 1601 ; died in Canada in 1648. He became a Jesuit at the age of twenty, and was sent to Canada in 1633. He labored at first among the Indians of Cape Breton, but from July 1634, till July 1648, gave his attention exclusively to the Hurons. Although he made St. Josephs his principal residence, he ministered to the entire tribe. When celebrating mass, on 4 July he heard a confused noise, and, as soon as he had finished the service, he ran to the quarter from which the cries proceeded. He was at once surrounded by women and children, and learned that a hostile tribe was attacking the village while the warriors were absent. Father Daniel exhorted all who could to escape to the woods, and endeavored to inspire those who were unable to do so, from sickness or age, with a sentiment of Christian heroism. He himself refused to escape, and, in order to gain time for his flock to reach the forest, he advanced toward the enemy. At first the savages recoiled, awed by his calmness and daring. When they recovered from their astonishment, they shot their arrows at him and he fell to the ground, and, after lingering some time in agony, was dispatched by an Indian.
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