New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Charles Spinola

Blessed Charles SpinolaArticle

(1662) Martyr, died Nagasaki, Japan. He studied at Nola, Italy, under his uncle Cardinal Filippo Spinola, and entered the Society of Jesus at Nola, 1584. After his ordination, 1594, he evinced an interest in missionary work and, after two attempts to reach Japan, was finally successful. For 18 years he labored there, propagating the Faith and winning many converts. After four years spent in the dungeon of Omura, he was burned alive. Beatified, 1867. Feast, 10 September.

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