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 347938
89 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 39644
88 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 39646
87 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 39646
86 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 39648
85 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 39650
84 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 39652
83 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 39668
82 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 40437
81 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 40645
80 현경련 베네딕타 Benedicta Hyon Kyong-nyon 41061
79 이영덕 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-dog 41098
» 이연희 마리아 Maria Yi Yon-hui 41602
77 이 가타리나 Catharina Yi 41613
76 앵베르 라우렌시오 Laurentius Imbert 41745
75 조신철 가롤로 Carolus Cho Shin-chol 41774

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