Saint Matthias of Miyako
- Also known as
- Matthias of Meako
- 6 February
- Franciscan tertiary.
When the soldiers arrived to arrest Christians, they were looking for another Matthias who was not there.
Saint Matthias offered himself as a Christian, and to save the other Matthias.
The soldiers were happy to take him.
One of the Martyrs of Nagasaki.
- crucified on 5 February 1597 at Tateyama (Hill of Wheat), Nagasaki, Japan
- Name Meaning
- gift of Jehovah (Matthias)
- 14 September 1627 by Pope Urban VIII
- 8 June 1862 by Pope Pius IX
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