Great Genna Martyrdom

17th century painting of the Great Genna Martyrdom, unknown Japanese artist; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • The Great Martyrdom of Nagasaki

Memorial

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In 1615, the Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited Christianity throughout Japan and ordered all missionaries to leave the country. Some stayed, went into hiding, and continued to minister covertly to the Christians of Japan. In 1622, 56 missionaries and the lay people who had assisted them were publicly executed for their faith. They were –

Died

Venerable

Beatification

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Great Genna Martyrdom“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 September 2017. Web. 19 November 2017. <>