Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Yi Kyong-i Agatha (1814-1840)

Agatha Yi Kyong-i


    Yi Kyong-i Agatha was born in a Catholic family, but she was married to a eunuch. When she told this fact to Bishop Imbert, he told her to separate from her husband. After separation from her husband, Yi Agatha went to live with Kwon Chin-i Agatha, because her mother was too poor to support her.
    Yi Agatha was arrested with Kwo? Agatha on July 17, 1839. They were set free once by some policemen who had pity on them, but they were arrested again in a poor Catholic home in Seoul and were put in prison. They were severely tortured and beaten but they would not give up their faith.
    According to the government report, Yi Agatha converted her family, visited many places to help the Catholics, and wanted to die for her faith.
    Agatha was finally taken out to a place called Tangkogae near Seoul, and she was beheaded there on January 31, 1840, with five other Catholics. Agatha was 27 years old when she was martyred.

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 279651
14 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 28475
13 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 50818
12 남명혁 다미아노 Damiano Nam Myong-hyog 34796
11 박희순 루치아 Lucia Pak Hui-sun 37032
10 한아기 바르바라 Barbara Han A-gi 37049
9 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 44490
8 김업이 막달레나 Magdalena Kim Ob-i 37569
7 이소사 아가타 Agatha Yi So-sa 37653
6 박아기 안나 Anna Pak A-gi 37550
5 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 51525
4 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 40978
3 이호영 베드로 Petrus Yi Ho-yong 59342
2 정하상 바오로 Paulus Chong Ha-sang 37900
1 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 48710

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