Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints



Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho




Cheong Mun-ho Bartholomew (1801-1866)

   Cheong Mun-ho Bartholomew was born in 1801 at Imcheon in Ch'ungch'eong Province, and lived in Cheolla Province. Before he was baptized, he had been the governor of a region. When the new persecution broke out, he was 65.
   After baptism Bartholomew resigned from all public offices. His character was so good that he was loved and respected by all, Catholics and non-Catholics alike. He taught people catechism. This is another reason why he was highly esteemed.
   When Bartholomew heard the news of persecution in Cheolla Province, he sent a messenger to Cheonju to confirm the news. The messenger happened to be a non-Catholic. Before the messenger returned, a group of police rushed into the village where Bartholomew lived and arrested him together with six other Catholics on December 3, 1866.
   When the seven were led to a regional prosecutor's office, they appeared very happy. They were put in a storeroom. Bartholomew was strongly tempted to renounce his faith, but his companions, particularly Cho Peter, encouraged him. Bartholomew repented and remained steadfast. He prayed hard and endured tortures and sufferings with courage. He told the prosecutor that he would rather die than deny God. He looked very happy when he was taken to the death site on December 13. The executioners were surprised to hear him murmuring prayers. On his way to Supjeong-i in Cheonju for martyrdom, he said to Cho Peter: "Today we are going through the heavenly examination. What a happy day indeed!" He compared martyrdom with officialdom in Heaven. Bartholomew was beheaded at Supjeong-i in Cheonju on December 13, 1866, at the age of 65.
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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 294588
89 이윤일 요한 Ioannes Yi Yun-il 53400
88 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 52644
87 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 52367
86 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 51792
85 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 51684
84 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 51677
83 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 51611
82 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 50581
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 50057
80 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 45544
79 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 45312
78 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 43149
77 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 42830
» 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 42825
75 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 42457

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