Friday, February 6, 2015

Obscure Saint of the Day: St. Francis Nagasaki

February 6 is well known in Catholic circles as the feast of St. Paul Miki and the Japanese Martyrs canonized in 1862.

Since we're all about the obscure saints around here, however, today we'll be celebrating one of his lesser known companoins. 

Today is the feast of St. Francis Nagasaki!

Francis was a physician who converted to Catholicism after hearing about the faith from the Franciscan missionaries in Japan. 

Her became a tertiary, a catechist, and eventually joined twenty-five other Catholics who were brutally crucified for their faith near Nagasaki. 

St. Francis Nagasaki and all of the Japanese Martyrs are amazing examples of being willing to risk it all for Our Lord and the Church he founded. 

St. Francis Nagasaki, pray for us!    

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