The Martyrs of Japan



5 February 1597

The Martyrs of Japan were Christians who were persecuted for their faith in Japan, mostly during the 17th century. On February 5 in 1597, 26 Christians were executed by crucifixion in Nagasaki, among them six European Franciscan missionaries, three Japanese Jesuits and seventeen Japanese laymen including three young boys.

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    Izamal Monastery,Yucatan,Mexico.It was founded by the famous Franciscan missionary Fra Diego de Landa,who wrote a history of the Indians.Izamal Monastery was built on the foundations of a Maya pyramid in the mid-16th.Atrium with arched galleries.

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    Izamal Monastery,Yucatan,Mexico.It was founded by the famous Franciscan missionary Fra Diego de Landa,who wrote a history of the Indians.Izamal Monastery was built on the foundations of a Maya pyramid in the mid-16th.Steepramps lead to the atrium.

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    Santa Magdalena church in Ipical,with the bell gables typical of early Franciscan churches in Mexico.

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    The 16th century Franciscan church in Mani,Yucatan, Mexico. It has the typical bell gables of early Franciscan churches in Mexico.

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    Antiphonary in note 7 (H),a book which contains the chants to be sung by the choir during mass. Initial "F" of Francisci,Saint Francis blesses Saint Clara.Latin manuscript,Gothic writing,second half 14th. Parchment,56 x 38 cm.

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    Antiphonary in note 7 (H),a book which contains the chants to be sung by the choir during mass. Initial "F" of Francisci,Saint Francis blesses Saint Clara.Close-up.Latin manuscript,Gothic writing, second half 14th.Parchment,56 x 38 cm.

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    Cloisters of the Franciscan monastery of Santa Maria dei Frari. Holy Trinity on the center monument.

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    The Adoration of the Magi (top) and Saint Francis Assisi receiving the stigmata, window in the Franciscan Church in Erfurt, Germany. Around 1235

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    The Stigmatisation of Saint Francis. Illustration to Andachtsbuch mit Sonntagsevangelien - Prayer book with Sunday Gospels (Postillia). Printed by Hieronymus Höltzel (?), Nuremberg, after 1510 (?). Woodcut, around 63 x 50mm.

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    Saint Anthony of Padua and the infant Jesus. Canvas 99 x 76,7 cm INV. 685

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    Pater Cabanillas Canvas; 76 x 62cm Cat. 992

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    Saint Peter of Alcantara (1499-1562).

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    Le songe d'Innocent III; Le pape approuvant les statuts de l'ordre; Saint François prêchant aux oiseaux - The vision of Pope Innocent III; the Pope approving the statutes of the Franciscan order; Saint Francis preaching to the birds. Detail from the predella of the painting Saint François d'Assise recevant les stigmates - Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata (40-08-04/29). Around 1295-1300. Wood, goldleaf, overall size 313 x 163cm. Inv. 309

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    Le songe d'Innocent III - The vision of Pope Innocent III. Detail from the predella of the painting Saint François d'Assise recevant les stigmates - Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata (40-08-04/29). Around 1295-1300. Wood, goldleaf, overall size 313 x 163cm. Inv. 309

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    Le pape approuvant les statuts de l'ordre - The Pope approving the statutes of the Franciscan order. Detail from the predella of the painting Saint François d'Assise recevant les stigmates - Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata (40-08-04/29). Around 1295-1300. Wood, goldleaf, overall size 313 x 163cm. Inv. 309

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    Saint François prêchant aux oiseaux - Saint Francis preaching to the birds. Detail from the predella of the painting Saint François d'Assise recevant les stigmates - Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata (40-08-04/29). Around 1295-1300. Wood, goldleaf, overall size 313 x 163cm. Inv. 309

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    La cuisine des Anges - the angels' kitchen (detail). One of twelve paintings for the small cloister of the Franciscan monks of Sevilla. It shows the monastery's cook, Francisco Dirraquio, surpised by the prior, as he looks in amazement at the miracle opf the angels preparing the meal. Canvas, 180 x 450 cm. Detail. (for overall please see 40-06-05/42). M.I.203

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    Saint François d'Assise recevant les stigmates - Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata. Around 1295-1300. Detail of 40-08-04/29. Wood, goldleaf, overall size 313 x 163cm. Inv. 309

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    Saint Francis Assisi receiving the stigmata, September 17,1224. Canonization by Pope Gregory IXth on July 16th 1228. Canvas, 227 x 162 cm INV. 1705

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    Saint Francis of Assisi, around 1627-1632. Canvas,123 x 106 cm Cat.1478

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    The child Bonaventura healed by Saint Francis, 1628. Painted for the church of the Franciscan college of Saint Bonaventura in Sevilla. See 40-06-04/68 by Zurbaran. Canvas, 234 x 218 cm RF 1963-1

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    Saint Bonaventura receives communion from an angel. 1628. Painted for the church of the Franciscan college of Saint Bonaventura in Sevilla. See 40-05-05/65, 40-06-05/36,37, 40-06-04/68 by Zurbaran. Canvas, 234 x 218 cm RF 1963-2

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    Saint John Baptist and the Franciscan theologian Heinrich von Werl (left) and Saint Barbara (right). Both wings of an altar:Wood, 101 x 47 cm

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    Guerison de saint Bonaventure enfant par saint Francois - Saint Francis heals the child Bonaventura. One of four paintings for the church of the College of Saint Bonaventura in Sevilla.Canvas,234 x 218 cm R.F.1963-1 See 40-06-05/36,40-05-05/65,66

    40-06-05/37

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