Blessed Jerome de Angelis

Blessed Jerome de AngelisAlso known as

  • Geronimo
  • Girolamo

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Jesuit priest. Sailed as a missionary to Japan shortly after ordination, but due to a series of problems, took six years to arrive, landing during a persecution of Christians. Spent twelve years working with the Nagasaki Christians. An edict in 1614 expelled Jesuits and ended Catholic missions in Japan. Jerome went into hiding in Nagasaki, and ministered to Japanese Christians in secret, disguising himself as a merchant. In 1623 he was found out by the authorities, and martyred with 47 other Christians.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jerome de Angelis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2015. Web. 4 May 2015. <>