Feb 06, About Today for Sts. Paul Miki and companions, Mm

February 6

St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs


St. Paul Miki was born between 1564 and 1566 in Japan. After the early missionary efforts of Bishop John of Albuquerque and St. Francis Xavier in 1548-1549, Christianity was on the rise in Japan. In 1597, when approximately 200,000 Christians were identified, Japan issued an edict of persecution towards Christians.

St. Paul and his Companions were a group of Franciscans, Jesuits, and Japanese Christians identified through the edict. The 26 individuals were arrested, mutilated, and martyred at the hill of Nagasaki. They are remembered for their courage, dedication, and joy despite the religious persecution they endured. [1]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
[1] Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.

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Feb 06, Invitatory for Sts. Paul Miki and companions, Mm


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship Christ, the King of martyrs. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving… Enter Prayer

Liturgy of the Hours for February 06


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