Saint James Kisai

[Saint James Kisai]Also known as

  • Didacus Kisai
  • Diego Kisai
  • James Kizayemon

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Raised Buddhist. Convert to Christianity. Married layman, and father of one son. His wife returned to her Buddhist roots; the two separated, and placed their child with a Christian family. Worked as a layman with the Jesuits in Osaka, Japan, caring for guests in their residence. Catechist in Osaka. Arrested with Paul Miki. Jesuit novice co-adjutor brother, joining the Society while imprisoned. One of the Martyrs of Nagasaki.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint James Kisai“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 December 2014. Web. 23 December 2014. <>