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Sts Lucy, Louis, Andrew, Francis Chakichi

Japan

 

The year 1622 is known in Japan as the year of the great martyrdom of Nagasaki. There were over 100 priests, laypeople and children martyred for the faith in this year. The Chakichi family were among these martyrs: Louis was burned at the stake, while his wife Lucy and his young children Andrew and Francis were beheaded. Francis was only four years old. They were beatified in 1867.