Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty-Five Companions
Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty-Five Companions
    Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty-Five Companions
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty-Five Companions
    Died at Nagasaki, 5 Feb., 1597. In 1593 while negotiations were pending between the Emperor of Japan and the Governor of the Philippine Islands, the latter sent Peter Baptist and several other Franciscans as his ambassadors to Japan. They were well received by the emperor, and were able to establish convents, schools, and hospitals, and effect many conversions. When on 20 Oct., 1596, a Spanish vessel of war, the "San Felipe", was stranded on the isle of Tosa, it became, according to Japanese custom, the property of the emperor. The captain was foolish enough to extol the power of the king, and said that the missionaries had been sent to prepare for the conquest of the country. The emperor became furious, and on 9 Dex., 1596, ordered the missionaries to be imprisoned. On 5 Feb., 1597, six friars belonging to the First Order St. Francis (Peter Baptist, Martin of the Ascension, Francis Blanco, priests; Philip of Jesus, cleric; Gonsalvo Garzia, Francis of St. Michael, laybrothers), three Japanese Jesuits (Paul Miki, John Goto, James Kisai) and seventeen native Franciscan Tertiaries were crucified. They were beatified 14 Sept., 1627, by Urban VIII, and canonized 8 June, 1862, by Pius IX.
    LEON, Lives of the Saints and Blessed of the Three Orders of St. Francis, I (Taunton, 1885), 169-223; WADDING, Ann. Min., 98-104, 261-81; Acta SS., Feb., I, 79-770; INES, Cronica de la provincia de San Gregorio Magno de Religiosos Descalzos de N.S.P. San Francisco en las islas Filipinas, China, Japon etc., I (Manila, 1892); MARTINEZ, Compendio historico de la apostolica provincia de San Gregorio de Filipinas (Madrid, 1756); BOUIX, Histoire des 26 martyrs du Jaon crucifies a Nangasaqui (Paris, Lyons, 1682); DEPLACE, Le Catholicisme au Japon; II, L'Ere des Martyres 1593-1660 (Brussels, 1909).
    Transcribed by Michael T. Barrett Dedicated to the memory of the Japanese martyrs

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan — Martyrs of Japan Died February 5, 1597,Nagasaki, Japan Means of martyrdom Crucifixion …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Peter — For other uses, see St. Peter (disambiguation). Saint Peter the Apostle Painting of Saint Peter by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the saint as Pope (1611 1612). Prince of the Apostles, First Pope, Martyr, Preacher …   Wikipedia

  • Martyrs of Japan — The Martyrs of Japan were Christians who were persecuted for their faith in Japan, mostly during the 17th century. Contents 1 Christianity in Japan 2 The 26 Martyrs of Japan 3 205 Martyrs of Japan (1597–1637) …   Wikipedia

  • Martyrium der 26 Heiligen von Japan — Märtyrermonument zu Nagasaki Die Märtyrer von Nagasaki waren 26 franziskanische und jesuitische Missionare, sowie zum Christentum konvertierte Japaner im Alter von zwölf bis 64 Jahren, die im Jahre 1597 auf Befehl von Hideyoshi Toyotomi… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Märtyrer von Nagasaki — Märtyrermonument zu Nagasaki von Kenji Imai Die Märtyrer von Nagasaki waren 26 franziskanische und jesuitische Missionare, sowie zum Christentum konvertierte Japaner im Alter von zwölf bis 64 Jahren, die im Jahre 1597 auf Befehl von Hideyoshi… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 26 японских мучеников из Нагасаки — Памятник на месте казни 26 японских мучеников, Нагасаки, Япония …   Википедия

  • Order of Friars Minor —     Order of Friars Minor     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Friars Minor     (Also known as FRANCISCANS.) This subject may be conveniently considered under the following heads:     I. General History of the Order;     A. First Period (1209… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Archdiocese of Paris —     Paris     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Paris     ARCHDIOCESE OF PARIS (PARIBIENSIS)     Paris comprises the Department of the Seine. It was re established by the Concordat of 1802 with much narrower limits than it had prior to the Revolution,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mozarabic Rite — • The name Mozarabic Rite is given to the rite used generally in Spain and in what afterwards became Portugal from the earliest times of which we have any information down to the latter part of the eleventh century, and still surviving in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Carmelite Order —     The Carmelite Order     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Carmelite Order     One of the mendicant orders.     Origin     The date of the foundation of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been under discussion from the fourteenth century to …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”