The feast day St. Paul Miki and his companions is celebrated on February 6.
St. Paul Miki was a Japanese Jesuit seminarian known for his impactful sermons — many people converted to Catholicism through his preaching. On February 5, 1597, in Nagasaki, St. Paul Miki was martyred with 25 other Catholics, a mix of foreign missionaries and native Japanese converts. It is said that St. Paul delivered one final sermon on the cross before he was crucified, in which he forgave his executioners. Today, Nagasaki has the largest population of Catholics in Japan.
Get to know the patron saint of Japan through this Spotify playlist inspired by his life — featuring artists Bronze Radio Return, Roo Panes, and Luke Spehar, and themes of truth and courage.