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 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Saint Magdalene Pak Pong-son (1796-1839)

Saint Magdalene Pak Pong-son

 

    Magdalene Pak Pong-son was born to a pagan family, married a pagan man at the age of 15 and had two daughters. When her husband died, she returned to her home in Seoul. Her stepmother, Kim Cecilia, was waiting there for her and she persuaded Magdalene to become a Catholic in 1834. Magdalene lived at the home of her stepmother's brother, outside the South Gate of Seoul. A dozen poor people were living there together and Magdalene was very kind and charitable to them, to the point that she almost forgot herself. A witness said about her that all who saw her admired her dedication to the love of God and her neighbors. Magdalene was calmly waiting to be arrested at home.
    After her arrest, every time she was tortured and asked to deny God and accuse her fellow Catholics, she repeatedly refused. Her legs were twisted and her shins were hit hard, but she just said that she wanted to die for God.
    Magdalene was sentenced to death and was beheaded outside the Small West Gate on September 26, 1839, with eight other Catholics. She was 44 years old when she was gloriously martyred.

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103 오매뜨르 베드로 Petrus Aumaître 77278
102 조화서 베드로 Petrus Cho Hwa-so 75933
101 이명서 베드로 Petrus Yi Myong-so 71885
100 유대철 베드로 Petrus Yu Tae-chol 68361
99 정원지 베드로 Petrus Chong Won-ji 64454
98 이호영 베드로 Petrus Yi Ho-yong 63456
97 조윤호 요셉 Ioseph Cho Yun-ho 63397
96 유정률 베드로 Petrus Yu Chong-nyul 63200
95 모방 베드로 Petrus Maubant 62336
94 유진길 아우구스티노 Auguestinus Yu Chin-gil 60970
93 손선지 베드로 Petrus Son Son-ji 60733
92 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 60438
91 김효임 골룸바 Columba Kim Hyo-im 59998
90 이윤일 요한 Ioannes Yi Yun-il 56610



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