Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Catharina Chong Chor-yom


Chŏng Ch'ŏl-yŏm (Catharina)


Chŏng Catharina was arrested with three other women at the home of Hyŏn Charles on July 10, 1846. Catharine was born of a servant woman. Some say that she was baptized in infancy, others that she became a Catholic when she was 16 or 18 years old. Her character was genial, but her heart was very courageous.
When she was 20 years old, her master tried to force her to take part in the superstitious winter solstice ceremony, but Catharine refused to participate. Her master, in anger, bound her arms behind her and held her over a fire. Later she was dragged out and beaten until she fainted. The same thing happened again the following spring. The wounds on her body always showed. Her face was pale and she could not do hard work.
After her wounds healed, she came up to Hanyang and hid herself in a Catholic home. She later became a housekeeper for Father Kim in 1845. Catharine was arrested with U Susanna, Kim Theresa and Yi Agatha on July 10, 1846. According to the document of the government, the pious women were tortured severely but none of them would deny their religion.
They were in prison for over two months. September 20, 1846, was a glorious day for the seven martyrs. According to the government document, they were severely interrogated and tortured and their bodies were twisted, but they would not deny their faith. Therefore, they were either beaten or strangled to death. Catharine was 30 years old, when she was martyred.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 318134
89 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 55780
88 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 55756
87 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 55278
86 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 54508
85 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 54326
84 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 53640
83 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 53319
82 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 53166
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 51777
80 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 47159
79 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 46723
78 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 45211
77 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 45208
76 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 44922
75 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 44704

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