God's silence in the midst of so much evil

Posted January 25, 2017 12:17 pm by Editor

God's silence in the midst of so much evil

The motion picture based on the novel Silence by Shusaku Endo was recently released. I have not seen the film by Martin Scorsese, but I have read the disturbing story that is filled with suffering, doubt, faith, hope and death.The novel takes the reader back to 17th century Japan. In 1540, the Jesuit missionaries led by Francis Xavier brought Catholicism to Japan. By the end of the century, there were about 150,000 Japanese that had converted to Christianity. Some of these Christians ended up being martyred. In 1987, 205 were canonized by John Paul II. Another 25, were declared saints back in 1862

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