Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Catharina Chong Chor-yom

 

Chŏng Ch'ŏl-yŏm (Catharina)


 

Chŏng Catharina was arrested with three other women at the home of Hyŏn Charles on July 10, 1846. Catharine was born of a servant woman. Some say that she was baptized in infancy, others that she became a Catholic when she was 16 or 18 years old. Her character was genial, but her heart was very courageous.
When she was 20 years old, her master tried to force her to take part in the superstitious winter solstice ceremony, but Catharine refused to participate. Her master, in anger, bound her arms behind her and held her over a fire. Later she was dragged out and beaten until she fainted. The same thing happened again the following spring. The wounds on her body always showed. Her face was pale and she could not do hard work.
After her wounds healed, she came up to Hanyang and hid herself in a Catholic home. She later became a housekeeper for Father Kim in 1845. Catharine was arrested with U Susanna, Kim Theresa and Yi Agatha on July 10, 1846. According to the document of the government, the pious women were tortured severely but none of them would deny their religion.
They were in prison for over two months. September 20, 1846, was a glorious day for the seven martyrs. According to the government document, they were severely interrogated and tortured and their bodies were twisted, but they would not deny their faith. Therefore, they were either beaten or strangled to death. Catharine was 30 years old, when she was martyred.

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 296812
103 오매뜨르 베드로 Petrus Aumaître 74343
102 조화서 베드로 Petrus Cho Hwa-so 73351
101 이명서 베드로 Petrus Yi Myong-so 69325
100 유대철 베드로 Petrus Yu Tae-chol 65889
99 조윤호 요셉 Ioseph Cho Yun-ho 61804
98 정원지 베드로 Petrus Chong Won-ji 61571
97 이호영 베드로 Petrus Yi Ho-yong 61555
96 모방 베드로 Petrus Maubant 60430
95 유정률 베드로 Petrus Yu Chong-nyul 60117
94 유진길 아우구스티노 Auguestinus Yu Chin-gil 59329
93 김효임 골룸바 Columba Kim Hyo-im 58958
92 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 58593
91 손선지 베드로 Petrus Son Son-ji 58158
90 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 54130



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