Tuesday, May 6, 2014


St. Cosmas
Cosmas Takeya (Tachegia, Zaquira), OFM

Feast day: February 6
Death: 1597

 A lay Franciscan from Owari, Japan, who served the Franciscan missionaries as interpreter and preached in Osaka.
One of the Martyrs of Japan in Nagasaki. He was a native of Japan and a Franciscan tertiary, serving as an interpreter for the missionaries. He was crucified with St. Paul Miki and twenty-five companions in Nagasaki. He was beautified in 1627 and canonized in 1862.

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