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by / on June 7, 2011 at 7:29 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Ebara Soroku

Ebara Soroku (March 10, 1842 – May 19, 1922) was a samurai of the late Edo period who went on to become an educator and politician in the Meiji era. Biography: Ebara was born in Edo as the son of a lesser retainer of the Tokugawa Shogunate, but was an exceptionally talented scholar and selected for the Shogunal military academy […]

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by / on June 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Paulo Miki

Paulo Miki (パウロ三木, c.1562[1] – 5 February 1597) was a Roman Catholic Japanese Jesuit seminarian, martyr and saint, one of the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan. Paulo Miki was born into a wealthy Japanese family. He was educated by the Jesuits in Azuchi and Takatsuki. He joined the Society of Jesus and became a well known and successful preacher – gaining […]

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by / on June 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Magdalene of Nagasaki

Saint Magdalene of Nagasaki (長崎のマグダレナ Nagasaki no Magudarena) was born in 1611 as the daughter of a Christian couple martyred about 1620. With the arrival of the Augustinian Order, Magdalene served as an Augustinian lay sister or tertiary, interpreter and catechist for Fathers Francis of Jesus Terrero and Vincent of Saint Anthony Simoens.In 1632, these two Augustinian friars, who had […]

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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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by / on May 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

Persecution 1867~1873 (part 2)

In October, 1867, Mgr. Petitjean went to France and Rome in order to plead the cause of his Mission. His attempts to induce Napoleon III. to make a  benevolent intervention in favor of the persecuted Christians were of no avail, the Emperor saying that nothing could be done except in concert with the other Powers. It was in the absence […]

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by / on May 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm / in Roman Catholic Missions

Persecution 1867~1873, Part 1

  It had been the custom of the Christians to avoid trouble by joining with others in making contributions to the temples, and by allowing deceased friends to be buried with Buddhist rites. Those in Urakami now resolved that, whatever might be the consequences, they would make no more girts to temples. In April, 1867, the relatives of a Christian […]

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by / on April 25, 2010 at 11:26 am / in Roman Catholic Missions

The Resurrected Church (1855-1867)

Though the United States in 1854 negotiated a treaty with Japan, this and the similar arrangements made by other Western nations did not provide for the residence of foreigners in the country. It was, however, evident that the first breach had been made in the barriers that shut the Japanese away from other peoples and that the time could not […]

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