Blessed Ioannes Onizuka Naizen

Also known as

  • John Naisen

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Profile

Wealthy layman. Married to Blessed Monica Naizen; father of Blessed Louis Naizen. Worked with Blessed Giovanni Battista Zola. Withstood personal persecution for his faith, but when the authorities threatened to force his wife into prostitution, he briefly renounced Christianity to save her. He later repented his back-sliding, and made a public pronouncement of his return to the Church. Martyr.

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Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

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       Tokyo 135-8585, JAPAN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ioannes Onizuka Naizen“. Saints.SQPN.com. 7 June 2014. Web. 21 December 2014. <>