Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


U Sur-im Susanna (?-1846)

Susanna U Sur-im


    U Susanna was born the daughter of a pagan noble family in Yangju in Kyonggi Province. At the age of 15 she married a man of a Catholic family in Inch'on, and then she became a Catholic.

    In 1828, she was once arrested, put in prison for some weeks and severely tortured. But, as she was pregnant, she was released and sent home. The wounds from the torture caused her a lot of pain throughout her life.

    In 1841, her husband died and she came up to Seoul. She worked as a servant for various families. She became a close friend of Yi Catherine, who later became a martyr, too. Susanna was very devout in prayer and voluntarily wanted to do servile work for the love of God. She used to say that the only thing she regretted was that she missed the occasion of martyrdom, but God provided her another opportunity.

     On July 10, 1846, Susanna was arrested with Kim Theresa, Yi Agatha and Chong Catherine at the new home of Hyon Charles. They were in prison for over two months and suffered many severe tortures. On September 20, 1846, Susanna and six other Catholics were beaten to death, according to the document of the government (Sungjongwon Diary). However, they could have been strangled to death. Susanna was 44 years old when she was killed

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 314635
89 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 37106
88 김임이 데레사 Teresia Kim Im-i 37113
» 우술임 수산나 Susanna U Sur-im 37117
86 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 37146
85 김 율리에타 Iulietta Kim 37176
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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