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In 1597, twenty-six martyrs were crucified on a hill, now known as the Holy Mountain, overlooking Nagasaki, Japan. While hanging upon a  cross, Japanese Jesuit Paul Miki preached to the people gathered for the execution: "the only reason for my being killed is that I've taught the doctrine of Christ...After Christ’s example I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain.”

February A Jesuit Brother and native of Japan, Saint Paul Miki was crucified, along with 25 other Catholics, for preaching his belief in Jesus.

Tout pour le plaisir d'être admirés.... (Japon)

Purple Trees 36 Incredible Places That Nature Has Created For Your Eyes Only, Fuji Park, Japan Purple-- the other pink!

Miguel de Santiago - Nuestra Señora alada del Apocalipsis (Cuzco-siglo XVII)

Miguel de Santiago - Nuestra Señora alada del Apocalipsis (Cuzco-siglo XVII)

Staint Dymphna— Prayer: "Hear us, O God, Our Saviour, as we honor St. Dymphna, patron of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness. Help us to be inspired by her example and comforted by her merciful help. Amen."

Saint Dymphna— Prayer: "Hear us, O God, Our Saviour, as we honor St. Dymphna, patron of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness. Help us to be inspired by her example and comforted by her merciful help.

SAM PANTHAKY via Getty Images,. (2015). Jain Sadhvijis (Jain Nuns). Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-these-six-religious-groups-wear-what-they-wear_us_55ce7bcae4b055a6dab07ad0

Why These 6 Religious Groups Wear What They Wear

Jain Sadhvijis (Jain Nuns) attend the 'Vadi Diksha' of Indian millionaire-turned-Jain-monk, Bhanwarlal Doshi.

When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:41

When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

SAN MARTÍN DE PORRES, FRAY ESCOBA CON SUS AMIGOS: LOS ANIMALITOS

Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in He was the illegitimate son of a Spanish gentleman. His mother was a freed-slave fr.

St. Therese Lisieux, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) welcoming St. Teresa of Calcutta. <3

Theresa, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

La Trinidad Trifacial, anónimo cusqueño del siglo XVIII. Museo de Arte de Lima - Perú.

Artist Unknown, Trinidad Trifacial, a depiction of the Holy Trinity as Christ with three faces.

The Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass Explained, Step By Step.

With Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum', the Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass may need explanation for the uninitiated.

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