Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints



Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho




Cheong Mun-ho Bartholomew (1801-1866)

   Cheong Mun-ho Bartholomew was born in 1801 at Imcheon in Ch'ungch'eong Province, and lived in Cheolla Province. Before he was baptized, he had been the governor of a region. When the new persecution broke out, he was 65.
   After baptism Bartholomew resigned from all public offices. His character was so good that he was loved and respected by all, Catholics and non-Catholics alike. He taught people catechism. This is another reason why he was highly esteemed.
   When Bartholomew heard the news of persecution in Cheolla Province, he sent a messenger to Cheonju to confirm the news. The messenger happened to be a non-Catholic. Before the messenger returned, a group of police rushed into the village where Bartholomew lived and arrested him together with six other Catholics on December 3, 1866.
   When the seven were led to a regional prosecutor's office, they appeared very happy. They were put in a storeroom. Bartholomew was strongly tempted to renounce his faith, but his companions, particularly Cho Peter, encouraged him. Bartholomew repented and remained steadfast. He prayed hard and endured tortures and sufferings with courage. He told the prosecutor that he would rather die than deny God. He looked very happy when he was taken to the death site on December 13. The executioners were surprised to hear him murmuring prayers. On his way to Supjeong-i in Cheonju for martyrdom, he said to Cho Peter: "Today we are going through the heavenly examination. What a happy day indeed!" He compared martyrdom with officialdom in Heaven. Bartholomew was beheaded at Supjeong-i in Cheonju on December 13, 1866, at the age of 65.
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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 279775
89 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 51554
88 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 50860
87 이윤일 요한 Ioannes Yi Yun-il 50727
86 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 50687
85 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 50526
84 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 50206
83 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 49272
82 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 49080
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 48730
80 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 44770
79 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 44505
78 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 41895
77 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 41656
» 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 41154
75 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 40996

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