Anthroponyms seta MARÍN, Damião (1547-1598)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked mostly in Japan. Born in Lezara, Diocese of Zaragoza, around 1547, he died in February 1598. He was admitted into the Society on 21 July, 1570. He departed for India in 1574 and, in 1575, was ordained a priest in Goa. In 1576, he served as master of novices. He arrived in Japan on 25 July, 1583 and worked in several areas: Osaka, Arima, Hachirao, and Mesericordia in Nagasaki. In 1590, he was the superior of the seminary and, in November 1592, his training completed, he professed the vows of Spiritual Coadjutor in Hachirao. He departed for Macao February 1598 and died during the trip.

Bibliography: COSTA, João Paulo Oliveira e, O Cristianismo no Japão e o Episcopado de D. Luís de Cerqueira, dissertação de doutoramento em História apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, 1998 (texto fotocopiado).

Author: Helena Rodrigues
Translated by: Maria João Pimentel


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