Thursday, September 10, 2015

Obscure Saint of the Day: Blessed Peter of Avila

Happy Feast of Blessed Peter Avila!

When it comes to Avila, she's a tad more well known...

Avila is well known for its production of great saints, but Blessed Peter is definitely more on the obscure side of things. 

Peter belonged to a noble family in Spain, but decided to become a Franciscan. 

He was sent to the Philippines with Blessed Louis Sotelo, and eventually found his way to Japan. 

He was eventually arrested in Japan and was burned alive in 1622. He is considered one of the great Japanese martyrs. 

St. Peter of Avila, pray for us.  

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