I am a lone, devout Catholic trying to get the word out about the only known pregnant martyr in Catholic history, Tecla Hashimoto, of Miyako (now known as "Kyoto"), Japan, who was mercilessly killed on October 6, 1619, along with six of her children (including the child in her womb), her samurai husband on the cross behind her, and 45 other Japanese members of the laity in what is known as "The Great Kyoto Martyrdom."


I hope to have many articles, devotions, litanies and the like, concerning Tecla and her great sacrifice, posted on this site in the coming days.....


Tecla Hashimoto, pray for us!