O God, the strength of all the saints, you called Paul Miki and his companions to take the way of the cross to enter into life; grant us, like them, to keep till death the faith which we proclaim. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Prayer taken from Morning Prayer, February 6, 2021, Magnificat Magazine, U.S. edition
**The 1596 martyrdom of Japanese Jesuits Paul Miki, Jacob Kisai and John Goto, along with P. Petrus Battista is depicted in this engraving by A. van Diepenbeeck. (Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images [email protected]/Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only license CC BY 4.0)