Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Magdalene Pak Pong-son (1796-1839)

Saint Magdalene Pak Pong-son


    Magdalene Pak Pong-son was born to a pagan family, married a pagan man at the age of 15 and had two daughters. When her husband died, she returned to her home in Seoul. Her stepmother, Kim Cecilia, was waiting there for her and she persuaded Magdalene to become a Catholic in 1834. Magdalene lived at the home of her stepmother's brother, outside the South Gate of Seoul. A dozen poor people were living there together and Magdalene was very kind and charitable to them, to the point that she almost forgot herself. A witness said about her that all who saw her admired her dedication to the love of God and her neighbors. Magdalene was calmly waiting to be arrested at home.
    After her arrest, every time she was tortured and asked to deny God and accuse her fellow Catholics, she repeatedly refused. Her legs were twisted and her shins were hit hard, but she just said that she wanted to die for God.
    Magdalene was sentenced to death and was beheaded outside the Small West Gate on September 26, 1839, with eight other Catholics. She was 44 years old when she was gloriously martyred.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 314313
89 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 37089
88 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 37090
87 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 37097
86 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 37112
85 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 37142
84 남명혁 다미아노 Damiano Nam Myong-hyog 37176
83 박후재 요한 Ioannes Pak Hu-jae 37189
82 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 37232
81 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 37238
80 이영덕 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-dog 38595
79 정철염 가타리나 Catharina Chong Chor-yom 38656
78 현경련 베네딕타 Benedicta Hyon Kyong-nyon 39015
77 김로사 Rosa Kim 39299
76 고순이 바르바라 Barbara Ko Sun-i 39346
75 한아기 바르바라 Barbara Han A-gi 39361

XE Login