Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Saint Mary Yi Yon-hui (1804~1839)

Saint Mary Yi Yon-hui

 

    Mary Yi Yon-hui was the wife of the martyr Damian Nam. Mary had a strong will and was a very intelligent woman. Like Barbara Kwon, she used to welcome Bishop Imbert and the missionaries into her home, a very dangerous act at that time, and provide them with accommodation. When the people gathered in her home, she used to take care of them, teaching them and preparing them to receive the sacraments. Her gracefulness and modesty pleased everyone around her.
    Mary was 36 years old when she was arrested in 1839. She was tormented by the policemen in prison. When she scolded them for their ungentlemanly conduct, her husband Damian advised her that a Catholic should die like a tame lamb. After that she endured all abuse and cruelty with no complaints. 
    Her 12-year old son was in a separate prison cell. The prison guards used to torture him so that Mary could hear her son's screams. The prison guards used to tell Mary how the boy was tortured. She was afraid that her son might be overcome by the tortures and give up his faith. She tried to calm herself down, reassuring herself that all the trials were for the greater glory for God. One of the witnesses testified that she loved God from the bottom of her heart and that the only thing she wanted was Heaven. She was severely beaten and twisted.
    Mary was beheaded outside the Small West Gate on September 3, 1839, with five other Catholics. She was 36 years old when she died for the faith.

 

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 296804
89 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 36123
88 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 36134
87 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 36153
86 박후재 요한 Ioannes Pak Hu-jae 36186
85 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 36198
84 남명혁 다미아노 Damiano Nam Myong-hyog 36209
83 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 36249
82 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 36327
81 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 36339
80 정철염 가타리나 Catharina Chong Chor-yom 36906
79 이영덕 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-dog 37685
78 현경련 베네딕타 Benedicta Hyon Kyong-nyon 37871
77 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 38219
» 이연희 마리아 Maria Yi Yon-hui 38285
75 김로사 Rosa Kim 38298



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