Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Mary Yi Yon-hui (1804~1839)

Saint Mary Yi Yon-hui


    Mary Yi Yon-hui was the wife of the martyr Damian Nam. Mary had a strong will and was a very intelligent woman. Like Barbara Kwon, she used to welcome Bishop Imbert and the missionaries into her home, a very dangerous act at that time, and provide them with accommodation. When the people gathered in her home, she used to take care of them, teaching them and preparing them to receive the sacraments. Her gracefulness and modesty pleased everyone around her.
    Mary was 36 years old when she was arrested in 1839. She was tormented by the policemen in prison. When she scolded them for their ungentlemanly conduct, her husband Damian advised her that a Catholic should die like a tame lamb. After that she endured all abuse and cruelty with no complaints. 
    Her 12-year old son was in a separate prison cell. The prison guards used to torture him so that Mary could hear her son's screams. The prison guards used to tell Mary how the boy was tortured. She was afraid that her son might be overcome by the tortures and give up his faith. She tried to calm herself down, reassuring herself that all the trials were for the greater glory for God. One of the witnesses testified that she loved God from the bottom of her heart and that the only thing she wanted was Heaven. She was severely beaten and twisted.
    Mary was beheaded outside the Small West Gate on September 3, 1839, with five other Catholics. She was 36 years old when she died for the faith.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 314632
89 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 37106
88 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 37113
87 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 37117
86 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 37146
85 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 37175
84 남명혁 다미아노 Damiano Nam Myong-hyog 37200
83 박후재 요한 Ioannes Pak Hu-jae 37205
82 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 37256
81 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 37258
80 이영덕 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-dog 38629
79 정철염 가타리나 Catharina Chong Chor-yom 38681
78 현경련 베네딕타 Benedicta Hyon Kyong-nyon 39050
77 김로사 Rosa Kim 39328
76 한아기 바르바라 Barbara Han A-gi 39393
75 고순이 바르바라 Barbara Ko Sun-i 39408

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