Sunday, January 24, 2016
The Samurai Saint (Under Beatification)
Takayama, died for his Christian faith, soon to be a saint!
He lived in the 16th Century, baptized as ‘Justo’ in 1552—
Thus, he protected the short-lived missionary expansion
In Japan, in those far-off days, and then exiled himself,
In making his escape from Japan to the Philippines, in
1614 A.D., dying a year later.
#5027/1-23-2016 / Note: Information gathered from EWTN News/CNA Full name (1-23-2016): Takayama Uko