Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


U Sur-im Susanna (?-1846)

Susanna U Sur-im


    U Susanna was born the daughter of a pagan noble family in Yangju in Kyonggi Province. At the age of 15 she married a man of a Catholic family in Inch'on, and then she became a Catholic.

    In 1828, she was once arrested, put in prison for some weeks and severely tortured. But, as she was pregnant, she was released and sent home. The wounds from the torture caused her a lot of pain throughout her life.

    In 1841, her husband died and she came up to Seoul. She worked as a servant for various families. She became a close friend of Yi Catherine, who later became a martyr, too. Susanna was very devout in prayer and voluntarily wanted to do servile work for the love of God. She used to say that the only thing she regretted was that she missed the occasion of martyrdom, but God provided her another opportunity.

     On July 10, 1846, Susanna was arrested with Kim Theresa, Yi Agatha and Chong Catherine at the new home of Hyon Charles. They were in prison for over two months and suffered many severe tortures. On September 20, 1846, Susanna and six other Catholics were beaten to death, according to the document of the government (Sungjongwon Diary). However, they could have been strangled to death. Susanna was 44 years old when she was killed

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 346912
89 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 39495
88 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 39497
87 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 39497
86 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 39497
85 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 39497
84 남명혁 다미아노 Damiano Nam Myong-hyog 39504
» 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 39561
82 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 40335
81 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 40509
80 현경련 베네딕타 Benedicta Hyon Kyong-nyon 40942
79 이영덕 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-dog 40978
78 이 가타리나 Catharina Yi 41498
77 이연희 마리아 Maria Yi Yon-hui 41500
76 앵베르 라우렌시오 Laurentius Imbert 41622
75 김업이 막달레나 Magdalena Kim Ob-i 41648

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