Blessed Jerome de Angelis

[Blessed Jerome de Angelis]
Also known as

  • Geronimo
  • Girolamo

Memorial

Profile

Jesuit priest. Sailed as a missionary to Japan shortly after ordination, but due to a series of problems, took six years to arrive, landing during a persecution of Christians. Spent twelve years working with the Nagasaki Christians. An edict in 1614 expelled Jesuits and ended Catholic missions in Japan. Jerome went into hiding in Nagasaki, and ministered to Japanese Christians in secret, disguising himself as a merchant. In 1623 he was found out by the authorities, and martyred with 47 other Christians.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Jerome, contact
       Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan
       2-10-10 Shiomi Koto-ku
       Tokyo 135-8585, JAPAN

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jerome de Angelis“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 December 2013. Web. 1 October 2014. <>