St. Paul Miki (1562-1597)
The son of a wealthy military leader, Paul joined the Jesuits at a young age. When a persecution began, he continued his preaching ministry and was soon arrested. He was forced to march 600 miles, being beaten along the way, and was eventually crucified.

Reflections from the Saints

The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die.
– St. Paul Miki