#259 – The Saint of Urakami Part II

In the second of a two part episode, Takashi Nagai uses his faith to find meaning his suffering after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and uses that faith to inspire hope for others.

All That Remains – a movie that is being made about the life of Takashi Nagai
All That Remains Facebook page
Information on the life of Takashi Nagai covered in this episode can be found here and here and here.
Radio interview with Takashi Nagai – in Japanese
Takashi Nagai’s Funeral Address of November 23, 1945
Takashi Nagai’s report on the effects of the atomic bomb
Youtube video of an interview with Takashi Nagai’s daughter Kayano
Youtube video of “The Bells of Nagasaki”

Above photo of the Cathedral of Urukami in Nagasaki, Japan after the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945.

Paul Glynn, A Song for Nagasaki, (San Francisco: Ignatius Press), 2009.
Takashi Nagai, The Bells of Nagasaki, (New York: Kodansha International), 1994.

Here are some photos taken from the museum of Takashi Nagai in Nagasaki showing the rosary of Nagai’s wife, Midori.

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podcasticon#259 – The Saint of Urakami Part II



  1. Posted October 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for featuring the story of Takashi Nagai. I’m featuring your podcast at our SFO fraternity blog. Here’s the link: http://korbancorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/saint-of-urakami-takashi-nagai.html

    I’ve been following your podcasts for the last year of so. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and faith. I still have your vast library to explore.

    Peace and all good
    Tausign, SFO

  2. Mike Kramer
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 9:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for these podcasts on Takashi Nagai. They are very inspiring and his story needs to be more widely known.

  3. Barb in Nebraska
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 2:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, thank you for making this podcast. What an inspiring story.

    Did I hear you right that the Atomic Bomb was directed toward the Cathedral? Was it because it made it easy to see the target?

  4. Mary Peragine
    Posted January 3, 2019 at 9:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful summary of Saint Nagai’s life. I read the book and saw the movie ALL THAT REMAINS. incredibly moving and faith building.

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  1. […] can get a good overview of the amazing life of Dr Nagai from Fr. Serephim HERE and HERE. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was posted in audio, books, Catholic, […]

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