The martyrs we honor today imitated Christ through their faithful lives as well an in the manner of their death
Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions (February 6, 2020): 1 KGS 2:1-4,10-12; 1 CHR 29:10,11-12; MK 6:7-13
MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days.
Today we celebrate the 26 Martyrs of Japan. While Christianity had been introduced in that country earlier in the 16th century, less than 50 years later political leaders worried about the increasing influence of outsiders.