Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Petrus Hong Pyong-ju

 

Hong Pyŏng-ju Peter (1798-1840) and Hong Yŏng-ju Paul (1801-1840)

 

Hong Pyŏng-ju Peter and Hong Yŏng-ju Paul were brothers. They were grandsons of Hong Nang-min martyred in 1801 and nephews of Hong Protasius who was martyred in 1839. They were descendents of a renowned family and lived in Sŏsan. They inherited their faith from their parents which enabled them to uphold the Catholic religion as well as to contribute a great deal to the Catholic Church in Korea.

 

Both of them were named catechists, and they showed enthusiasm and faithfulness in giving instructions to catechumens. They dedicated themselves to teaching catechism, taking care of sick people and to other charitable activities. Therefore, Fathers Maubant and Chastan admired their talents and zeal and gave them various important responsibilities.

 

They risked their lives to hide the foreign missionaries in their home during the persecution of 1839. The traitor Kim Yŏ-sang put them on the list of those to be arrested.

 

The Hong brothers were finally arrested. Their captors tried to force them to reveal the whereabouts of their fellow Catholics and to deny their faith, but they did not succumb to the demands. They did not reveal the location of their fellow Catholics. They were brought to the chief prosecutor, who happened to be one of their relatives. He did not want to torture them directly, and asked his men to torture them severely to make them give up their faith. Other inmates, robbers and murderers, beat Peter and Paul for the prosecutors. However, Peter and Paul remained steadfast in their faith.

 

Peter and Paul were taken to Tangkogae and were beheaded there. Peter was beheaded on January 31, 1840 with five other Catholics, and Paul was beheaded on February 1, 1840 with two other Catholics. Peter was 42 years old and Paul was 39 years old when they were martyred.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 294590
89 이윤일 요한 Ioannes Yi Yun-il 53401
88 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 52645
87 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 52368
86 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 51792
85 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 51686
84 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 51677
83 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 51611
» 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 50581
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 50057
80 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 45545
79 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 45313
78 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 43149
77 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 42830
76 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 42826
75 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 42459



XE Login