Sacred Relic of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon

Sacred Relic

 

On center stage, a piece of fabric from Ukon’s vest was displayed as a sacred relic as Archbishop Takeo Okada of the Archdiocese of Tokyo made a formal plea for the beatification of Ukon.

Vest relic of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon

 

Post-Beatification Notes

Hundreds of nuns from various religious women’s congregations from around theworld were also present, but the CBCJ Secretariat did not have the actual count.They were also representatives from the Anglican, Lutheran and Methodist Churches.

Fr. Albert Fuyuki Hirabayashi, SJ, secretary of the CBCJ Committee for the Promotion of Saints, confirms there were some Buddhist monks too.

Justo Takayama Ukon Beatification, Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, 7 February 2017 - Fr. Albert Fuyuki Hirabayashi, secretary of the CBCJ Committee for the Promotion of Saints
Fr. Albert Fuyuki Hirabayashi of the CBCJ Committee for the Promotion of Saints

 

Two descendants of Takayama Ukon from “near Kanazawa” also attended.

Catholic Online reported: “Over 12,000 people crowded a Catholic Church in Osaka, Japan.”  The venue of the Beatification Ceremonies was not a church – but the Osaka-jo Hall, a multi-purpose concert hall with seating for 10,000 persons, with ticketed entry for audience control.

Crowd outsite Osaka-Jo Hall for the Beatification of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon

Crowd outsite Osaka-Jo Hall for the Beatification of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon

Crowd outsite Osaka-Jo Hall for the Beatification of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon

Crowd inside Osaka-Jo Hall for the Beatification of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon

 

By Dr. Ernie A. De Pedro, Managing Trustee
Lord Takayama Jubilee Foundation

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