Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Agatha Yi Kan-nan


Yi Kan-nan (Agatha)



Yi Agatha was one of the four women arrested at Hyeon Charles' home on July 10, 1846. Agatha was born of pagan parents in 1813. At the age of 18 she married but her husband died two years later.
In 1834, she heard about the Catholic religion. She refused to remarry and asked her mother to have her meet a Catholic. It was not very difficult because there was a Catholic among her relatives. The Catholic relative taught Agatha, her mother and brother. They were all baptized by Father Yu Pacificus (a Chinese priest). Agatha's father was a stubborn pagan. He was angry to learn that his family had been baptized and sent Agatha to her deceased husband's home. He also sent his wife and son to Gyeongsang Province. Agatha obeyed her father and went to her deceased husband's home and was kind to the whole family. The family members were happy that one of their sisters-in-law had became a Catholic.
Agatha saved some money, bought a house and lived there with her friends. She was very devout and frequently fasted. The Catholics admired her and said that she was as clear as a mirror and as pure as snow.
Agatha was arrested with three other women on July 10, 1846. According to the document of the government (Sungjeongwon Diary), they stayed in prison for more than two months and were severely interrogated and tortured; but they wouldn't deny their faith.
Agatha and eight other martyrs were either beaten or strangled to death on September 20, 1846. Agatha was martyred at the age of 33.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 294486
89 이윤일 요한 Ioannes Yi Yun-il 53379
88 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 52632
87 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 52345
86 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 51781
85 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 51672
84 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 51650
83 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 51590
82 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 50564
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 50042
80 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 45537
79 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 45306
78 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 43137
77 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 42814
76 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 42806
75 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 42436

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