Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Ioseph Han Chae-kwon

 

 

Han Jae-kwo˘n Joseph (1835-1866)


 Catechist Han Jea-kwo˘ n Joseph was born in 1835 in Imch'o˘ n, Ch'ungch'o˘ ng Province, but lived at Taeso˘ ngdong in Cho˘ nju when the persecution broke out.  
 Before Joseph moved to Taeso˘ ngdong, he had been a catechist, but in Taeso˘ngdong he was not acting as a catechist. He was living there as an ordinary Catholic. His character was so honest and gentle that everybody in the village, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, loved and respected him. He fulfilled all his Christian duties and wanted to die as a martyr. 
 On December 3, 1866, in the evening Joseph was arrested by a group of police. He was sent to the Cho˘ nju prison together with other Catholics. In Cho˘nju he not only was tortured by the government officials but also was troubled by his own family members, who threatened to commit suicide unless Joseph denied his religion. Joseph, however, endured all these difficulties with courage.
 His non-Catholic father begged the governor to release Joseph, and sent Joseph letters urging him to renounce his religion. Joseph gently but strongly refused his father's request. His father even tried to bribe the government officials to have his son released. The government officials tried very hard to get Joseph to deny his religion, but their continued efforts failed. Joseph's father kept bribing the government officials, but Joseph reminded him that he was not his only son. He told his father that he really wanted to die for God.
 On December 13, 1866, Joseph achieved his desire at the age of 31. He was finally beheaded at Supjo˘ngi in Cho˘ nju.
 Some sources call Han Jea-kwo˘n Peter, but most sources call him Joseph.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 279687
89 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 51532
88 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 50827
87 이윤일 요한 Ioannes Yi Yun-il 50694
86 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 50672
85 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 50511
84 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 50174
83 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 49246
82 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 49057
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 48716
80 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 44759
79 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 44496
» 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 41877
77 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 41639
76 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 41137
75 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 40982



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