Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

 

Petrus Yi Myong-so

 

 

Yi Myo˘ng-so˘ Peter (1820-1866)


 Yi Myo˘ ng-so˘ Peter was born in 1820 in Ch'ungch'o˘ng Province of a traditionally Catholic family. After wandering around different places, he settled down in Cho˘ nju. Peter, who was married and had many children, led a very devout life and was loved and respected by the people around him. Although he suffered from tuberculosis, his character was always calm and gentle.
 On December 5, 1866, Peter was captured, but he denied momentarily that he was a Catholic. A moment later he repented and told his captors that he was a Catholic. They searched his house for hidden books. Peter told them that he learned catechism not by reading but by hearing. His captors made him recited the Our Father and the Hail Mary.
 Peter begged his captors to release him because he had tuberculosis. One of the older ones let him go. The next morning another group arrested him and asked him who had taught him catechism. Peter said that his father had taught him.
 Peter was taken to the governor's office and was asked to deny God. He would not succumb, saying: "I will believe in God, even if I have to die more than 50 times." He was severely tortured for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of his fellow Catholics. His body was twisted.
 The Catholics in prison were weakened by tortures and poor food, but they endured all these hardships courageously. They prayed together in prison. On the way to the execution site, they were all happy that they were finally going to Heaven. Peter told the people around him that after martyrdom he would go to Heaven immediately. Even the non-Catholic bystanders admired his happiness and courage. Peter was finally beheaded at Supjo˘ng-i in Cho˘nju on December 13, 1866, at the age of 46.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 296865
103 오매뜨르 베드로 Petrus Aumaître 74352
102 조화서 베드로 Petrus Cho Hwa-so 73368
» 이명서 베드로 Petrus Yi Myong-so 69341
100 유대철 베드로 Petrus Yu Tae-chol 65900
99 조윤호 요셉 Ioseph Cho Yun-ho 61806
98 정원지 베드로 Petrus Chong Won-ji 61580
97 이호영 베드로 Petrus Yi Ho-yong 61573
96 모방 베드로 Petrus Maubant 60439
95 유정률 베드로 Petrus Yu Chong-nyul 60130
94 유진길 아우구스티노 Auguestinus Yu Chin-gil 59334
93 김효임 골룸바 Columba Kim Hyo-im 58966
92 남경문 베드로 Petrus Nam Kyong-mun 58605
91 손선지 베드로 Petrus Son Son-ji 58169
90 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 54137



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