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 294552
103 오매뜨르 베드로 Petrus Aumaître 73811
102 조화서 베드로 Petrus Cho Hwa-so 72622
101 이명서 베드로 Petrus Yi Myong-so 68610
100 유대철 베드로 Petrus Yu Tae-chol 65304
99 조윤호 요셉 Ioseph Cho Yun-ho 61403
98 이호영 베드로 Petrus Yi Ho-yong 61029
97 정원지 베드로 Petrus Chong Won-ji 60994
96 모방 베드로 Petrus Maubant 59931
95 유정률 베드로 Petrus Yu Chong-nyul 59436
94 유진길 아우구스티노 Auguestinus Yu Chin-gil 58913
93 김효임 골룸바 Columba Kim Hyo-im 58681
92 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 57937
91 손선지 베드로 Petrus Son Son-ji 57602
90 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 53849

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