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 103 Korean Martyr Saints


김 루치아 Lucia Kim (Kopch’u)

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Saint Lucy Kim Nusia (1818~1839)


Kim (Kopch'u) Lucia (1769-1839)


The common sentiments in the soul of a martyr are faith and courage. It is surprising to find such sentiments abundantly in a woman like Kim Lucia. God's grace and her deep faith and humility combined together to make a simple woman an heroic martyr.
Lucia was usually called "Hunchback Lucia." She seems to have been a Catholic since her youth. She married a pagan man; but, since her husband did not want her to be associated with her fellow Catholics and to fulfill her religious duties, she left him and lived in many different Catholic homes. The Catholics were glad to welcome Lucia. She used to help them with housekeeping and take care of children and sick people in order to return their kindness.
Although Lucia was an uneducated woman, she loved God, had zeal for souls and converted many people. Lucia once explained about hell to a nobleman. He said, "You say that hell is a very narrow place. How can it hold so many people?" Lucia replied, "You have never thought that a small heart, which can contain ten thousand books, is too small or too narrow." The nobleman was amazed that the unlearned woman could speak so eloquently.
In prison Lucia was a weak and old woman 71 years of age, but she helped sick inmates and gave them even the small amount of money she had.
When the police chief asked her to deny God and reveal the whereabouts of her Catholic friends, she simply said that she wanted to die for God. Old Lucia was whipped 30 times. People said that it sounded like they were beating her bones. When she returned to prison, she was so sick and tired that she was never able to get up again. About three days after her beating, around the end of August or the beginning of September of 1839, Lucia expired, calling the holy names of Jesus and Mary and attended by some Catholic women in prison. She was 71 years old when she died for her faith.

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 309949
59 이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui 40331
58 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 40308
57 최영이 바르바라 Barbara Choe Yong-i 39924
56 박희순 루치아 Lucia Pak Hui-sun 39869
55 이소사 아가타 Agatha Yi So-sa 39578
54 권희 바르바라 Barbara Kwon Hui 39452
53 김업이 막달레나 Magdalena Kim Ob-i 39389
52 박큰아기 마리아 Maria Pak Kun-a-gi 39349
51 우세영 알렉시오 Alexius U Se-yong 39337
50 장주기 요셉 Ioseph Chang Chu-gi 39260
49 김 데레사 Teresia Kim 39235
48 박아기 안나 Anna Pak A-gi 39177
47 조 막달레나 Magdalena Cho 39143
46 김장금 안나 Anna Kim Chang-gum 39140
45 조신철 가롤로 Carolus Cho Shin-chol 39126

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