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김 루치아 Lucia Kim

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Saint Lucy Kim Nusia (1818~1839)


    Lucy Kim was a charming young woman with talent, courage and gracefulness. When her parents died, she had to sell all her property to pay for their funeral expenses. After that she lived with a Catholic family, and she made a vow of virginity.
    When the persecution broke out, Lucy and three other pious women decided to give themselves up to the government authorities to profess their faith. Lucy was the youngest but was the leader of the group. Lucy did not lose her composure during the interrogations and tortures.
    "Can you, such a beautiful woman, believe the Catholic religion?"
    "Yes, I truly believe the religion."
    "Deny your God, and you will save your life."
    "My God is the Father of all creatures. How can I deny my King and my Father? I cannot do that even if I have to die ten thousand times."
    "Why are you not married?"
    "I am still only about 20 years old. It is not strange that a girl of my age is not yet married. It is not proper for a young woman to talk about her own marriage."
    "Are you not afraid to die?"
    "Yes, I am afraid to die. But I would rather die than deny my Lord."
    "Where is the soul you are talking about?"
    "It is in a human body. It is spiritual and invisible."
    "Did you see God?"
    "No, I did not. Can't a country man, who has never seen the king, believe that there is a king? When I see all the creatures on earth, I know that there is a Creator."
    The police chief tried many kinds of persuasion and torture for a long period of time, but he could not make her weaken. On the contrary, he was embarrassed. The executioners, who saw her composure, thought that she might have been possessed by a ghost. 
    Lucy and other women had to suffer hunger, thrist and other hardships in prison for several weeks even after they were sentenced to death. Lucy had beautiful hair. She had it cut and sold it. With the money she bought some food that she shared with her fellow inmates. Lucy wrote a letter to one of her friends, in which she said: "I thank God for being sentenced to death after severe tortures and pains. I don't know when the Lord will call me. Please pray for us, and follow us to Heaven. We are waiting to be called by the Lord."
    Lucy was beheaded outside the Small West Gate with seven other Catholics on July 20, 1839. She was 22 years old when her heavenly spouse took her to Heaven.

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 357231
44 박봉손 막달레나 Magdalena Pak Pong-son 43598
43 랑페르 드 브르뜨니애르 유스토 Iustus Ranfer de Bretenières 43573
42 이광렬 요한 Ioannes B. Yi Kwang-nyol 43559
41 김 데레사 Teresia Kim 43548
40 조신철 가롤로 Carolus Cho Shin-chol 43545
39 이 바르바라 Barbara Yi 43545
38 조증이 바르바라 Barbara Cho Chung-i 43544
37 김장금 안나 Anna Kim Chang-gum 43542
36 김 바르바라 Barbara Kim 43540
35 현석문 가롤로 Carolus Hyon Song-mun 43537
34 박큰아기 마리아 Maria Pak Kun-a-gi 43535
33 김성임 마르타 Martha Kim Song-im 43526
32 박아기 안나 Anna Pak A-gi 43520
31 김업이 막달레나 Magdalena Kim Ob-i 43516
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