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 103 Korean Martyr Saints


허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob

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Paulus Ho Hyob




Hŏ Hyŏb Paul (1796-1840)




   Hŏ Hyŏb Paul is a little known martyr among the 103 Martyr Saints. The only thing we know about him is that he was 45 years old when he was martyred. He was a soldier assigned to a training camp, and was an excellent Catholic.
   Paul was captured and tortured to deny his religion. His legs were twisted, he was pricked with sharp objects, and was beaten with a club 70 times. But he said he would never renounce God.
   A few weeks later, however, Paul denied his religion. But he immediately repented. He went to the judge, and told him that he denied his religion only with his lips not his heart, and he claimed that he was still a Catholic. The prison guards demanded that he drink human feces and urine as a sign of repentance, and Paul did as he was told. Then he was told to bow in front of a crucifix. He prostrated himself to the ground and worshiped the Lord he had once renounced.
   Paul was beaten to death in Seoul on January 31 or February 1, 1840, but his name was not recorded in the government report. He was beaten with a club 130 times. When he died, he was 45 years old.


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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 331592
74 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 44450
73 유소사 체칠리아 Caecilia Yu So-sa 44309
72 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 43632
71 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 43617
70 황석두 루카 Lucas Hwang Sok-tu 43025
69 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 42998
68 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 42811
67 이간난 아가타 Agatha Yi Kan-nan 42756
66 이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui 42567
65 정정혜 엘리사벳 Elisabeth Chong Chong-hye 42521
64 정하상 바오로 Paulus Chong Ha-sang 42508
63 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 42495
62 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 42419
61 손자선 토마스 Thomas Son Cha-son 41934
60 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 41905

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