Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong

 

 

Chŏng Hwa-gyŏng Andrew (1807-1840)

 

 

 

Chŏng Hwa-gyŏng Andrew was a very dull man who was easily deceived. As a result a bishop and many Catholics were arrested. Kim Yŏ-sang, the traitor, told him that the government people in Seoul were becoming Catholic and would welcome the French missionaries. Andrew foolishly believed them and led a group of captors to Bishop Imbert, whom they arrested.
Andrew was born in 1807 to a wealthy Catholic family living in Ch'ŏngsan in Ch'ungch'ŏng Province. In order to practice his religion more freely, he left home and moved to Seoul. He helped the Church as much as he could. But even after Bishop Imbert was arrested, Andrew was deceived again by the police. They told him that there would soon be freedom of faith and they then had some new Catholics arrested.
The policemen tried to arrest Fathers Maubant and Chastan through Andrew, but Andrew finally realized his foolishness and didn't reveal the whereabouts of the missionaries. Instead, he quietly went to the missionaries and told them to escape. Andrew confessed his sins, and then wanted to give himself up to the government authorities.
He was finally arrested, and the police chief demanded that he renounce his faith. Although Andrew was foolish, he had a strong faith. He continued to refuse the police chief's demand and endured all the pains of being twisted and stabbed. He was beaten more than a hundred times and was strangled to death in Seoul on January 23, 1840, at the age of 33.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 332500
74 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 44495
73 유소사 체칠리아 Caecilia Yu So-sa 44385
72 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 43728
71 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 43693
70 황석두 루카 Lucas Hwang Sok-tu 43106
69 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 43102
» 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 42874
67 이간난 아가타 Agatha Yi Kan-nan 42845
66 이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui 42657
65 정정혜 엘리사벳 Elisabeth Chong Chong-hye 42603
64 정하상 바오로 Paulus Chong Ha-sang 42594
63 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 42550
62 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 42482
61 손자선 토마스 Thomas Son Cha-son 42013
60 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 41963



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