Monday, February 6, 2017

St. Paul Miki and Companions (Martyrs)

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St. Paul Miki and Companions (Martyrs)

"St. Paul Miki (1565?-1597) and his companions were martyred in Japan at the end of the sixteenth century. A native Japanese, Paul entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) as a young man. He worked as a missionary brother, along with St. Leo Karasuma (a Korean layman), and six Franciscan missionaries from Europe, led by …"

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