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Miraculous revival

1862年3月、浦上のキリシタンが大浦天主堂を訪れ、神父に信仰を告白した。250年間、潜伏しながら信仰を継承してきた日本人がいたという奇跡「信徒発見」。しかしそれは同時に、再び始まる弾圧をも意味していた。

  • Nagasaki

    キリシタンを支えたバスチャン伝説

    Main related registered asset:バスチャン屋敷跡

    キリシタンたちはバスチャンが残した4つの予言を信じて、250年もの間、親から子へと信仰を継承していった。

  • Goto Islands

    Persecution of Christians on Goto

    Main related registered asset:Former Gorin Church

    In the Meiji period, Christians on Goto were persecuted for their faith. Hisaka island is where these persecutions began. After the Japanese government was strongly criticised for this by foreign countries, it opted to formally lift its long ban on Christianity.

  • Nagasaki

    A miracle which fulfilled the prophecies of Bastian

    Main related registered asset:Oura Cathedral

    The Hidden Christians handed down with staunch fidelity prophecies which they had received from their ancestors. When priests returned to Japan, these prophecies were fulfilled.

  • Nagasaki

    “Where is the statue of Santa Maria”?

    Main related registered asset:Oura Cathedral

    The French priests who came to Japan spent their days wondering whether all the Japanese Christians of the 17th century really had died out (as was assumed). Soon, a miracle occurred…

  • Nothern Nagasaki Prefecture

    First Mass

    Main related registered asset:Kuroshima Church

    When the first mass was celebrated on Kuroshima, Christianity was still officially banned within Japan. The priest who went there to say Mass crossed the ocean in disguise so as to avoid detection.

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