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 275667
74 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 34113
73 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 55009
72 현석문 가롤로 Carolus Hyon Song-mun 36444
71 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 36265
70 최영이 바르바라 Barbara Choe Yong-i 37166
69 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 34055
68 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 34031
67 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 49875
66 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 31851
» 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 38339
64 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 29173
63 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 48114
62 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 35027
61 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 30070
60 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 36237

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