Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

U Sur-im Susanna (?-1846)

Susanna U Sur-im

 

    U Susanna was born the daughter of a pagan noble family in Yangju in Kyonggi Province. At the age of 15 she married a man of a Catholic family in Inch'on, and then she became a Catholic.

    In 1828, she was once arrested, put in prison for some weeks and severely tortured. But, as she was pregnant, she was released and sent home. The wounds from the torture caused her a lot of pain throughout her life.

    In 1841, her husband died and she came up to Seoul. She worked as a servant for various families. She became a close friend of Yi Catherine, who later became a martyr, too. Susanna was very devout in prayer and voluntarily wanted to do servile work for the love of God. She used to say that the only thing she regretted was that she missed the occasion of martyrdom, but God provided her another opportunity.

     On July 10, 1846, Susanna was arrested with Kim Theresa, Yi Agatha and Chong Catherine at the new home of Hyon Charles. They were in prison for over two months and suffered many severe tortures. On September 20, 1846, Susanna and six other Catholics were beaten to death, according to the document of the government (Sungjongwon Diary). However, they could have been strangled to death. Susanna was 44 years old when she was killed

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 331487
104 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 30857
103 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 32155
102 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 32175
101 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 33769
100 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 33966
99 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 33990
98 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 34836
97 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 35172
96 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 35374
95 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 35492
94 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 36741
93 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 37971
92 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 37997
91 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 38013
90 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 38031



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