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 103 Korean Martyr Saints


U Sur-im Susanna (?-1846)

Susanna U Sur-im


    U Susanna was born the daughter of a pagan noble family in Yangju in Kyonggi Province. At the age of 15 she married a man of a Catholic family in Inch'on, and then she became a Catholic.

    In 1828, she was once arrested, put in prison for some weeks and severely tortured. But, as she was pregnant, she was released and sent home. The wounds from the torture caused her a lot of pain throughout her life.

    In 1841, her husband died and she came up to Seoul. She worked as a servant for various families. She became a close friend of Yi Catherine, who later became a martyr, too. Susanna was very devout in prayer and voluntarily wanted to do servile work for the love of God. She used to say that the only thing she regretted was that she missed the occasion of martyrdom, but God provided her another opportunity.

     On July 10, 1846, Susanna was arrested with Kim Theresa, Yi Agatha and Chong Catherine at the new home of Hyon Charles. They were in prison for over two months and suffered many severe tortures. On September 20, 1846, Susanna and six other Catholics were beaten to death, according to the document of the government (Sungjongwon Diary). However, they could have been strangled to death. Susanna was 44 years old when she was killed

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 279651
44 김효임 골룸바 Columba Kim Hyo-im 57796
43 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 34917
42 박봉손 막달레나 Magdalena Pak Pong-son 37040
41 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 44758
40 조신철 가롤로 Carolus Cho Shin-chol 36910
39 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 39004
38 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 34848
37 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 29865
36 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 38417
35 유진길 아우구스티노 Auguestinus Yu Chin-gil 57527
34 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 35161
33 모방 베드로 Petrus Maubant 58198
32 앵베르 라우렌시오 Laurentius Imbert 37049
31 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 52761
30 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 37634

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