Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong

 

 

Chŏng Hwa-gyŏng Andrew (1807-1840)

 

 

 

Chŏng Hwa-gyŏng Andrew was a very dull man who was easily deceived. As a result a bishop and many Catholics were arrested. Kim Yŏ-sang, the traitor, told him that the government people in Seoul were becoming Catholic and would welcome the French missionaries. Andrew foolishly believed them and led a group of captors to Bishop Imbert, whom they arrested.
Andrew was born in 1807 to a wealthy Catholic family living in Ch'ŏngsan in Ch'ungch'ŏng Province. In order to practice his religion more freely, he left home and moved to Seoul. He helped the Church as much as he could. But even after Bishop Imbert was arrested, Andrew was deceived again by the police. They told him that there would soon be freedom of faith and they then had some new Catholics arrested.
The policemen tried to arrest Fathers Maubant and Chastan through Andrew, but Andrew finally realized his foolishness and didn't reveal the whereabouts of the missionaries. Instead, he quietly went to the missionaries and told them to escape. Andrew confessed his sins, and then wanted to give himself up to the government authorities.
He was finally arrested, and the police chief demanded that he renounce his faith. Although Andrew was foolish, he had a strong faith. He continued to refuse the police chief's demand and endured all the pains of being twisted and stabbed. He was beaten more than a hundred times and was strangled to death in Seoul on January 23, 1840, at the age of 33.

List of Articles
No. Subject Views
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 279651
74 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 34876
73 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 56227
72 현석문 가롤로 Carolus Hyon Song-mun 37180
71 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 37184
70 최영이 바르바라 Barbara Choe Yong-i 38034
69 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 35064
68 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 34843
67 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 50664
66 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 32567
65 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 38906
64 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 29839
63 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 49047
62 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 35712
61 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 30739
» 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 37314



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