- Matthias of Meako
Franciscan tertiary. When soldiers arrived to arrest Christians during an official persecution, they were looking for another Matthias who was not there. This Matthias offered himself, both to stand for his faith and to save the other Matthias. The soldiers were happy to take him. One of the Martyrs of Nagasaki.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Matthias of Miyako“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 January 2014. Web. 2 July 2015. <>