Blessed Thomas Tsuji

detail of an antique Blessed Thomus Tsuji holy card, date and artist unknownAlso known as

  • Thomas Tsugi
  • Thomas Tsughi
  • Thomas Tzugi



Born to the Japanese nobility. Educated by Jesuits at Arima, he joined the Society in 1587. Thomas traveled Japan and became known for his eloquent, persuasive preaching. His vocation was cut short when he was arrested and exiled to Macao because of his religion. Thomas returned to Japan in disguise and resumed his missionary work. He was soon recaptured and imprisoned for a year. Sentenced to death for his faith, he refused to use his family connections to gain his freedom. Martyr.





Praise the Lord of All Nations! Blessed Thomas’ dying words

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Thomas Tsuji“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 September 2020. Web. 25 January 2022. <>