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Saint Magdalene Pak Pong-son (1796-1839)

Saint Magdalene Pak Pong-son

 

    Magdalene Pak Pong-son was born to a pagan family, married a pagan man at the age of 15 and had two daughters. When her husband died, she returned to her home in Seoul. Her stepmother, Kim Cecilia, was waiting there for her and she persuaded Magdalene to become a Catholic in 1834. Magdalene lived at the home of her stepmother's brother, outside the South Gate of Seoul. A dozen poor people were living there together and Magdalene was very kind and charitable to them, to the point that she almost forgot herself. A witness said about her that all who saw her admired her dedication to the love of God and her neighbors. Magdalene was calmly waiting to be arrested at home.
    After her arrest, every time she was tortured and asked to deny God and accuse her fellow Catholics, she repeatedly refused. Her legs were twisted and her shins were hit hard, but she just said that she wanted to die for God.
    Magdalene was sentenced to death and was beheaded outside the Small West Gate on September 26, 1839, with eight other Catholics. She was 44 years old when she was gloriously martyred.

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 292304
44 김효임 골룸바 Columba Kim Hyo-im 58424
43 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 35577
» 박봉손 막달레나 Magdalena Pak Pong-son 37671
41 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 45337
40 조신철 가롤로 Carolus Cho Shin-chol 37721
39 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 40506
38 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 35644
37 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 30354
36 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 39228
35 유진길 아우구스티노 Auguestinus Yu Chin-gil 58492
34 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 35863
33 모방 베드로 Petrus Maubant 59366
32 앵베르 라우렌시오 Laurentius Imbert 37689
31 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 53491
30 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 38715



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