Blessed Petrus Rinscei

Blessed Petrus Rinscei

Petrus Rinscei


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

Petrus Rinscei (1588-1626) 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. Rinscei studied at the seminary in Arima before becoming a catechist and working with Pacheco for seven years. He was accepted into the Society while 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