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 284066
74 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 35395
73 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 57081
72 현석문 가롤로 Carolus Hyon Song-mun 37584
71 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 37710
70 최영이 바르바라 Barbara Choe Yong-i 38565
69 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 35472
68 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 35344
67 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 51128
66 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 32858
» 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 40212
64 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 30138
63 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 49774
62 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 36068
61 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 31064
60 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 38025

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