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Paul Miki: Japanese samurai and Christian martyr

March 16, 2007 Paul Miki: Japanese samurai and Christian martyr by Mgr. Denis O’Callaghan With changes in the liturgical calendar in recent years many feastdays of obscure saints no longer rate a mention. Philomena was no longer considered a personal name. It is an adjective with the general meaning of "loved by the Lord". Then the presenting of St. George as Patron of England does not have any hard evidence of a saint of that name. Whatever about other feastdays the liturgy continues to venerate on 5th February the martyrdom of St Paul Miki and his twenty-five companions crucified at Nagasaki, Japan in 1597. Many of us may well feel mystified

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