Wednesday, May 7, 2014


St. Martin Loynaz of the Ascension OFM,
Martin Loynaz (de Aguirre)

Feast day: February 6

Franciscan martyr of Japan. He was born at Vergara, Navarre,near Pamplona, Spain,  He studied in Alcala and became a Franciscan in 1586 .He first worked as a missionary in Mexico and Manila, in the Philippines, before serving in Japan. He was crucified at Nagasaki and was canonized in 1862.

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