Blessed Michael Tozo

Blessed Michael Tozo

Michael Tozo


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

Michael Tozo (ca. 1588-1626) worked with Jesuits as a catechist from the time he was a young man. Over time he was a colleague with three Jesuits: Father Girolamo de Angelis, Sebastianus Kimura, and then finally Baltasar de Torres. He was arrested with the latter on March 20, 1626 and imprisoned in Omura, where he was accepted into the society. For more details about their martyrdom, see the story listed under Blessed Francisco Pacheco.

Martyres in Japan

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ