LET ME WALK THIS PATH

Four-part documentary series investigating the history of Christianity in Japan, from the arrival of St. Francis Xavier and his missionaries in 1549 to the major beatification ceremony of 188 Japanese martyrs in 2008.

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THE MAKING OF A MARTYR RACE

An early look at Japan's class system and culture at time of St. Francis's arrival. Examines early results of Japan's first Christian conversions and conflicts with rest of nation.

EMBRACING THE PERSECUTION

Early into the arrival of St. Francis and his missionaries, Japan's early Christian community finds itself persecuted by ruling warlords. Known stories of Japanese Christian martyrdom are shared.

THE UNDERGROUND YEARS

Despite intensifying persecution, Japan's church maintains to set root. However the church is forced underground for hundreds of years until a new constitution grants religious freedom in 19th century.

LIBERATION

Thousands of Japanese faithful gather in Nagasaki for beatification of Fr. Peter Kibe and 187 others martyred in Japan. Stories are told of the martyrs, along with footage from the ceremony.

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