Archive for June, 2010

by / on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 am / in Roman Catholic Missions

THE CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 1901-1909

The interests of the Church in Japan, as has been seen, were for a long time entrusted to the Societe des Missions Etrangeres of Paris and thus, nearly all of missionaries were French. After the Spanish -American war many of the Dominicans removed from the Philippine Islands, and in 1904, the Propaganda having caused the Islands of Shikoku, which then […]

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by / on June 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH (1873-1900)

Not only in the open port but also in the interior, there was an increasing number of conversions. In August 1875,one of the missionaries baptized in the village of Matsunaga (Suruga) thirty persons who had received instruction from a catechist. Soon after this, the number of worshippers at the annual festival of a Shinto shrine in the neighboring city of […]

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by / on June 7, 2010 at 9:56 am / in Roman Catholic Missions

EDICTS AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS REMOVED. PRISONERS FREED!

Rumors of a change in the policy of the Government increased. By the end of 1872, the exiles were receiving more lenient treatment, and there were many indications that brighter days were at hand. “EDICTS AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS REMOVED. PRISONERS FREED. INFORM ROME, PROPAGATION OF FAITH, HOLY INFANCY. NEED IMMEDIATELY FIFTEEN MISSIONARIES.” Such was the message written in March 1873, […]

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by / on June 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

More Persecution!

November 12, in Hisakashima, a small island belonging to the Goto group, twenty-two heads of families were arrested and taken to the chief town of the islands. Immediately afterward, with the exception of six young men who escaped, the whole remaining population, men, women, and children one hundred and eighty-one persons in a ll, were shut up in the house […]

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