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.

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 362344
89 최형 베드로 Petrus Choe Hyong 61897
88 권득인 베드로 Petrus Kwon Tug-in 60246
87 최경환 프란치스코 Franciscus Choe Kyong-hwan 60039
86 최창흡 베드로 Petrus Choe Chang-hub 59174
85 김아기 아가타 Agatha Kim A-gi 59137
84 다블뤼 안토니오 Antonius Daveluy 58388
» 홍병주 베드로 Petrus Hong Pyong-ju 58053
82 권진이 아가타 Agatha Kwon Chin-i 57287
81 김대건 안드레아 Andreas Kim Tae-gon 56031
80 이광헌 아우구스티노 Augustinus Yi Kwang-hon 51523
79 정문호 바르톨로메오 Bartholomeus Chong Mun-ho 50632
78 김제준 이냐시오 Ignatius Kim Che-jun 50509
77 한재권 요셉 Ioseph Han Chae-kwon 49880
76 정국보 프로타시오 Protasius Chong Kuk-bo 49706
75 위앵 루카 Lucas Huin 49651

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