(Saint) Martyr (February 5) (16th century) A Franciscan Saint, born in Mexico of Spanish parents, who in a voyage from Manilla to North America was forced by a storm to land in Japan, where the great persecution was about to begin. Philip was crucified as a Christian (A.D. 1597), and is venerated as the first Martyr of Japan. His cultus is widely spread in North America.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Philip of Jesus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2016. Web. 16 January 2017. <>