- Pietro di Santa Maria
At age 13 Petrus began studying to be a catechists; Blessed Luis Bertrán was his teacher. He supported the work of the missionaries, spending his wages to buy them supplies, strengthening the faith of new Christians. During a period of persecution, he hid from authorities in a leper colony, but was found and imprisoned in Kuwara, Japan. While in prison he was admitted to the Dominicans as cooperator brother. Martyr.
- “Blessed Petrus of Saint Mary“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2016. Web. 27 October 2016. <>