Saturday, December 21, 2013


St. James Kisai

Diego (James) Kisai (Kizayemon)

Feast day: February 6
Died: 1597

Jesuit martyr in Japan. A native of Japan, he entered the Society of Jesus and worked as a catechist until his execution by crucifixion at the age of sixty four.

A Japanese layman who was the temporal coadjutor of the Jesuits and a catechist in Osaka. Like John 

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