Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Barbara Kwon Hui (1794~1839)


Saint Barbara Kwon Hui


    Barbara Kwon Hui came from a family of martyrs. She was the wife of Augustine Yi Kwan-hon, mother of Agatha Yi and a sister-in-law of John Yi Kwang-nyol.
    Barbara was born to a pagan family, but later she became a Catholic with her husband. She risked danger by providing room and board for Bishop Imbert and the missionaries. She also permitted the people to use her house as a gathering place for Mass and catechism classes.
    After Barbara was arrested in 1839, she was tortured a number of times. What caused her greatest pain was to see her 16-year old daughter, Agatha Yi, who was arrested with her mother, suffer cruel tortures, hunger, thirst and cold.
    Barbara was taken outside the Small West Gate on September 3, 1839. She was beheaded there with five other Catholics. She was 46 years old when she received the crown of martyrdom.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 296812
104 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 29377
103 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 30729
102 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 30752
101 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 32287
100 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 32357
99 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 32418
98 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 32432
97 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 32440
96 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 33467
95 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 33628
94 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 33663
93 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 34842
92 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 34907
91 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 36080
90 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 36123

XE Login