Blessed Peter Paul Navarro – Feast Day – November 1 2023

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Blessed Peter Paul Navarro was a Priest, Martyr, and a Missionary to Japan.

He was born in 1560 at Laino Borgo, Cosenza, Italy.

He died as a martyr by being burned alive on November 1 1622 at Ximabara, Nagasaki, Japan.

We celebrate his feast day on November 1 every year in the Catholic Church.

Blessed Peter Paul Navarro Biography
Date of Birth 1560 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Place of Work Japan
Date of Death 1 November 1622
Place of Death Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan
Feast Day November 1
Beatification Beatified by Pope Blessed Pius IX on 7 May 1867
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Blessed Peter Paul Navarro Biography

Blessed Peter Paul Navarro joined the Jesuits in Naples, Italy in 1578 and was ordained in Goa, India. He went as a missionary to Japan when he became fluent in Japanese and lived as much like a native as he could wanting to show that Christianity was no threat to a Japanese lifestyle.

He was an imperial edict in 1614 expelled all foreigners. Instead of leaving, Peter went into hiding so he could minister to the converts he had made. He travelled the country as a beggar, wood seller, farmer, and peddler in order to conduct covert Masses. He wrote on the faith and translated Christian works into Japanese.

Later, he was arrested by priest hunters in December 1621 along with two catechists, Petrus Onizuka Sadayu and Denis Fugiscima and a layman, Clement Kuijemon. They were condemned to death by the Shogun on 27 October 1622. Father Peter Paul celebrated Mass and ordained his two catechists as Jesuit priests in the hours just before his execution.

Bl. Peter Paul Navarro
Bl. Peter Paul Navarro

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