Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Saint John Baptist Yi Kwang-nyol (1795~1839)

Saint John Baptist Yi Kwang-nyol

 

    John Yi Kwang-nyol was a younger brother of the martyr Augustine Yi Kwang-hon. John became a Catholic with his elder brother. John was outstanding in honesty, enthusiasm and faith. Soon after he decided to become a Catholic, he was listed among the important Catholics who used to travel to Peking. John was baptized while he was in Peking. After his return home, he abstained every day, and he decided to lead a celibate life. His spiritual life was so outstanding that everybody admired him. John always wanted to be one with God.
    John was arrested on April 8, 1839. He was twisted and beaten with sticks. It was customary that for each interrogation an executor had to hit a criminal with the stick 30 times until each stick was broken. Therefore, for each interrogation 30 such sticks had to be ready. Whipping was done with flexible branches tied together and these could take the criminal's flesh off if he was hit hard enough.
    John endured all the pains and was determined to witness to his faith. He was supposed to be killed with his brother Augustine, but according to the old Korean law, two brothers could not be killed on the same day. So Augustine was killed first and John had to wait in prison. His words and deeds in prison impressed so many people.
    According to the government document Sungjungwon Diary, John was beheaded outside the Small West Gate on July 20, 1839, with seven other Catholics. He was 45 years old when he was crowned with martyrdom.

 

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 362962

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우세영 알렉시오 Alexius U Se-yong

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김 바르바라 Barbara Kim

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박희순 루치아 Lucia Pak Hui-sun

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현석문 가롤로 Carolus Hyon Song-mun

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김장금 안나 Anna Kim Chang-gum

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김 데레사 Teresia Kim

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조증이 바르바라 Barbara Cho Chung-i

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이광렬 요한 Ioannes B. Yi Kwang-nyol

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박큰아기 마리아 Maria Pak Kun-a-gi

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김성임 마르타 Martha Kim Song-im

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박아기 안나 Anna Pak A-gi

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최영이 바르바라 Barbara Choe Yong-i

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