Results from Tag: 'japan'

Bas-relief of saints in the Cathedral of Nagasaki, Japan

Five Martyrs, Four Orders, One Faith

Five missionaries to Japan — a Dominican, a Franciscan, an Augustinian and two Jesuits — offered their lives in 1617 as witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Banner of 17th-century Japanese Catholic leader Amakusa Shiro

A Lenten Sacrifice in Shimabara

In his hatred for Christ, the Shogun Iemitsu acted as if he were possessed — and the Christians of Japan felt his wrath.