Takayama Ukon (1552-1615), also referred to as Dom Justo Takayama. A Christian Daimyo (feudal lord) who was given the choice of relinquishing his faith or being expelled, losing all his lands and wealth. He chose the latter and died in the Philippines. A bronze statue to his memory was erected in the Plaza Dilao, Manilla. Takayama is currently in consideration for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. If it happens this year, it will be the 400 year anniversary of his death.
How Takayama Ukon went from Samurai to Saint
Don Justo Takayama, ¿un santo samurái?
Pope Francis signed a decree approving the beatification of Takayama Ukon (高山右近), a Japanese Samurai who is considered a Martyr.
Christianity was not common in feudal Japan. As a foreign religion, it was embraced by a small minority of people including some samurai who were the socia
Ukon Takayama - an authentic Catholic Samurai daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) who was just beautified this year Mom’s calligraphy: FAITH Takayama Ukon with calligraphy Faith
Santos, Beatos, Veneráveis e Servos de Deus: Beato Justo Takayama Ukon, Leigo e Mártir (em breve sua beatificação). Um samurai santo.
¿Un samurái será elevado a los altares? 26/01/2016 - 05:15 pm .- Se llama Takayama Ukon, era un samurai del siglo XVI y gracias a que el Papa Francisco aprobó el 22 de enero el decreto que reconoce su martirio, será declarado beato y se sumará a la lista de católicos japoneses que prefirieron morir antes que renunciar a su fe.