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이 아가타 Agatha Yi

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Agatha Yi



Yi Agatha (1824-1840)




Yi Agatha was put in prison with her father, Yi Kwang-hŏn Augustine, and her mother, Kwon Hŭi Barbara, on April 8, 1839, when she was 17 years old.
Agatha was repeatedly interrogated and tortured. The police chief tried to persuade her to renounce her faith. Since he was not successful, he used violent means to force her to surrender. He was surprised that even violence was not effective. The young girl endured the threats and tortures so courageously that the people around her could hardly believe the strength of divine grace.
It was a miracle that Agatha was able to preserve her virginity living among the prison guards who were like beasts.
The prison guards lied to her, telling her that her parents had given up their faith and had been released from prison. Agatha answered for herself and for her brother Damian, saying: "Whether or not our parents denied their religion is not our business. We cannot deny God!"
Agatha was whipped 300 times and beaten 90 times. All these sufferings, thirst, hunger and sickness did not discourage her. Throughout all her sufferings she was thinking of her father, beheaded on May 24, 1839, and her mother, martyred on September 3, 1839, trying to imitate their example. Agatha, after nine months of imprisonment, was strangled to death in Seoul on January 9, 1840, at the age of 17.


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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 314682
59 이영희 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-hui 40863
58 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 40805
57 박희순 루치아 Lucia Pak Hui-sun 40440
56 최영이 바르바라 Barbara Choe Yong-i 40403
55 이소사 아가타 Agatha Yi So-sa 40080
54 우세영 알렉시오 Alexius U Se-yong 39924
53 박큰아기 마리아 Maria Pak Kun-a-gi 39812
52 김업이 막달레나 Magdalena Kim Ob-i 39792
51 권희 바르바라 Barbara Kwon Hui 39774
50 김 데레사 Teresia Kim 39727
49 장주기 요셉 Ioseph Chang Chu-gi 39668
48 김장금 안나 Anna Kim Chang-gum 39632
47 조신철 가롤로 Carolus Cho Shin-chol 39583
46 박아기 안나 Anna Pak A-gi 39543
45 이 바르바라 Barbara Yi 39528

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