Saint Peter Baptist

[Martyrs of Nagasaki]
Memorial

Profile

Joined the Franciscans in 1567. Missionary to Mexico, the Philippines beginning in 1583, and Japan in 1593. First bishop of the diocese of Nueva Caceres, Philippines. Noted for his work with lepers. Superior of the missionaries in Japan. Negotiated with the Japanese emperor. Founded schools, hospitals, and convents. Miracle worker. The emperor began to fear that missionaries were a prelude to invasion by the west, and ordered them all imprisoned. One of the Martyrs of Nagasaki. Reportedly seen celebrating Mass long after his death.

Born

  • 1545 at San Esteban del Valle, Avila, Spain

Died

Beatified

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Peter Baptist“. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 January 2014. Web. 1 August 2014. <>