Blessed Michael Saito

Blessed Michael Saito

Michael Saito


  • Death: 09/10/1622
  • Nationality (place of birth): Japan

Michael Saito (1589-1622) was born into a Christian family in Owari, Japan, and entered the seminary in Arima. Later he became a catechist and sacristan of the church in Miyako. He went into exile but returned in 1617 to join Antonius Kyuni in his mountain hermitage. With Kyuni he was arrested and taken to Nagasaki. For more details of his martyrdom, see the account under the name of Blessed Carlo Spinola.

Martyres in Japan

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ