Marquette’s Last Missionary Trip
By Daniel W. Sheridan
On this day, May 18th, 1675, Marquette completed his mission.
“I found myself in the blessed necessity of exposing my life for the salvation of these peoples, and especially of the Illinois, who have very urgently entreated me…to carry the word of God to their country.”
Those are the words of Jacques Marquette, who gave his life in the service of…