Blessed Iohannes Kinsaco

Blessed Iohannes Kinsaco

Iohannes Kinsaco


  • Death: 06/20/1626
  • Nationality (place of birth): Japan

Iohannes Kinsaco (1605-1626) was martyred in Japan after being arrested with Father Francisco Pacheco and several other Jesuits during the period of the great persecution in the early 1600s. Kisaku was a catechist and could have escaped when Brother Sadamatsu told the arresting soldiers that he only did housework. He revealed his work as a catechist, was arrested and entered the Jesuits in prison. For more details of the story of his martyrdom, see the entry under Blessed Francisco Pacheco.

Martyres in Japan

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ