Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Yi Chong-hui Barbara (1799~1839)

Saint Yi Chong-hui Barbara


Yi Chong-hui Barbara was a daughter of Ho Kye-im Magdalene, a sister of Yi Yong-hui Magdalene and aunt of Yi Barbara. One can see that she really came from a family of martyrs.
Barbara was born in Pongchon (Siheong, Gyeonggi-do) in 1799. She showed tremendous faith and a strong will when she was still young. Her father engaged her to a pagan man, but she didn't want to marry him. She pretended to have a disease that weakened her legs, and spent three years sitting and lying down on the floor. The man got tired of waiting and married another woman. Barbara then married a Catholic man. Two years later her husband died and she returned to her home. Then she went on to Seoul and lived at the home of her aunt, Yi Theresa. Her sister, Yi Magdalene, joined her in the same house.
In 1839, Barbara was arrested and courageously endured severe tortures. According to the government document Sungjongwon Diary, Barbara was taken outside the Small West Gate and beheaded there on September 3, 1839, with five other Catholics. She was 41 years old when she was beheaded for the sake of God.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 309504
104 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 29853
103 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 31137
102 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 31139
101 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 32680
100 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 32873
99 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 32886
98 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 33438
97 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 33669
96 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 33827
95 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 34061
94 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 35478
93 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 35542
92 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 36241
91 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 36676
90 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 36682

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