Archive for March, 2010

by / on March 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

Omura Sumitada and Takayama Ukon!

Torres and Fernandez also hastened to Omura, where they met Sumitada, who assured them that it was his desire not to fall at all behind Otomo Yoshishige in his treatment of the missionaries and their converts. Yokoseura, which had been only a little village, quickly grew to be a flourishing town. The Portuguese merchant made it their chief port, and […]

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by / on March 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

Omura Sumitada

Ōmura Sumitada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ōmura Sumitada (大村純忠, 1533-June 23, 1587) Japanese daimyo lord of the Sengoku period. He achieved fame throughout the country for being the first of the daimyo to convert to Christianity following the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries in the mid-16th century. Following his baptism, he was known as “Dom Bartholomew”. Sumitada is also […]

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by / on March 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

Various excempts!

Vilela had gained the favor of Miyoshi, one of the shogun’s ministers. Thus the missionaries received permission to preach and proclamations were posted throughout the city.  A great sensation was caused by the conversion of one of the Buddhist priests who had a great reputation for scholarship. It is said that among the writings adorning the walls of his room […]

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by / on March 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

Funai and Yamaguchi, early centers of Christian Work.

For some time Funai and Yamaguchi remained the centers of Christian work. Naito, the governor of Yamaguchi, was among those that early received baptism. His example was followed by many other prominent persons. Two Buddhist priests of Kyoto, moved by curiosity to see the foreigners and by a desire to enter into a discussion with them, came to Yamaguchi. One […]

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