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Feastday: May 22

Death: 1614


 

Also Peter of Cuerva, a martyr of Japan. A Spaniard from Cuerva, near Toledo, he entered the Franciscans and was sent to Japan in 1601 with fifty other members of the order. While there, he was named guardian of the Franciscan friary at Nagasaki. Arrested by Japanese officials, he was imprisoned at Omura and, with Blessed John Machado, was beheaded at Nagasaki. Beatified in 1867, he is considered the first martyr of the second great Japanese persecution.


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