The story of Paul Miki and the Japanese martyrs is the story of twenty-six uncompromising heroes of the Faith who gave their lives for preaching the Gospel of Christ. What was designed to be a terror tactic by the government turned out to be one of the most notable scenes of martyrdom throughout the centuries, planting the seed of Faith deep into the heart of the Japanese people.
The unique painting by Raúl Berzosa on the cover depicts Saint Paul Miki at the moment of his final sacrifice. This customary Japanese crucifixion shows Paul bound with iron rings, hand, foot, and neck, and transfixed with lances. Angels crown him as a martyr and surround the scene with a banner with the Latin words: “Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.”
Other articles in the issue include works such as:
- Christ the King
- How Saint Ignatius Became a Saint
- Meet the 26 Martyrs of Japan
- Have Faith
- Plainly Speaking