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 348080
104 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 31965
103 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 33367
102 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 33479
101 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 34938
100 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 35214
99 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 35252
98 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 36010
97 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 36368
96 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 36923
95 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 37090
94 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 37980
93 박후재 요한 Ioannes Pak Hu-jae 39452
92 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 39519
91 남명혁 다미아노 Damiano Nam Myong-hyog 39626
90 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 39636

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