Si Qua Virtus – Episode 38: Michael Cibenko, Samurai and the Catholic Faith

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Si Qua Virtus – Episode 38: Michael Cibenko, Samurai and the Catholic Faith

For episode 38 of Si Qua Virtus – Creativity and the New Christendom, host Christopher Laurence is very pleased to welcome author Michael T. Cibenko, to discuss his historical fiction novel Masaru, a story of Christianity’s entry into Japan through the eyes of one young samurai.

[Opening and closing music for each episode of Si Qua Virtus provided by Josef Saunders/Mödest. His albums can be heard HERE.]


Michael Thomas Cibenko

After graduating from the University of Montana in 1996, Michael spent four years living in Kumamoto Prefecture as a participant in the JET Program. During that time, he was inspired by the small but devout Catholic community there. His novel, Masaru, is based upon the events of the Shimabara Rebellion, an uprising of persecuted Christians in the 17th century. After returning to the U.S., Michael spent fourteen years as a teacher at Pope John XXIII High School (Japanese, German, and Theology), and in 2009 was presented the Excellence in Teaching Japanese award by Seton Hall University.

Michael has also written an article on truth in fiction, here.

Masaru can be purchased here.

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