All posts tagged "Jesuit"

Martyrs of Paraguay (Sts. Roque Gonzalez, Juan Castillo, Alonso Rodriguez)



Feast Day: November 17 Canonized: 1988 Three missionaries went to Paraguay in South America to share the Good News of Jesus with the native Indians. These Jesuit priests preached about Jesus and God’s saving plan for all people. Many Paraguay…

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Ignatius of Loyola



Feast Day: July 31 Canonized: March 12, 1622 Beatified: July 27, 1609 When he was 30, Ignatius turned from working as a soldier to working as a missionary for God. He had been born in 1491 to a noble family…

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Martyrs of China



Feast Day: July 9 Canonized: October 1, 2000 Martyrs are people who die for their faith. In China, where Christian faiths were not allowed to be practiced for many centuries, there were many martyrs. In the 1600s, Jesuit Fathers Matteo…

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José María Rubio y Peralta



Feast Day: May 2 (memorial); May 4 (Proper Calendar of the Society of Jesus) Canonized: May 4, 2003 Beatified: October 6, 1985 Venerated: January 12, 1984 Born in 1864 and raised in a large farm family in Spain, Joseph entered…

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Pedro Calungsod



Feast Day: April 2 Venerated: January 27, 2000 Beatified: March 5, 2000 Canonized: October 21, 2012 The story of Pedro Calungsod  shows us that young people can do great things. Born in Guam, in the Philippines, Pedro was only 13…

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Paul Miki



Feast Day: February 6 Canonized: June 8, 1862 Beatified: September 14, 1627 Paul was born in Japan, the son of a Japanese military leader. He joined the Jesuits in 1580 and became known as a famous preacher. Nine years before his…

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