#234 – Martyrdom and Apostasy

Shusako Endo’s book Silence describes the trials and persecutions of the Japanese Catholic Church during the late 1500s and 1600s. But what Endo describes in fiction, Fr. Cristóvão Ferreira, SJ found very real.

Hubert Cieslik, S.J. The Case of Christovao Ferreira. The true story behind Endo Shusaku’s best-selling novel Silence.
Silence by Shusaku Endo
SQPN’s Catholic New Media Celebration

Painting – The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew by Bartolome Esteban Murillo

Be sure to check out the CUTH blog for more on the history of the Catholic Church

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podcasticon#234 – Martyrdom and Apostasy


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