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 Views
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 291711
89 우세영 알렉시오 Alexius U Se-yong 37622
88 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 32995
87 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 51097
86 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 38285
85 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 31761
84 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 31794
83 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 35628
82 랑페르 드 브르뜨니애르 유스토 Iustus Ranfer de Bretenières 37804
81 베르뇌 시므온 Simeon Berneux 37674
80 유정률 베드로 Petrus Yu Chong-nyul 58685
79 정철염 가타리나 Catharina Chong Chor-yom 36217
» 이간난 아가타 Agatha Yi Kan-nan 40566
77 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 35624
76 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 31933
75 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 35595



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