Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Yi Chong-hui Barbara (1799~1839)

Saint Yi Chong-hui Barbara


Yi Chong-hui Barbara was a daughter of Ho Kye-im Magdalene, a sister of Yi Yong-hui Magdalene and aunt of Yi Barbara. One can see that she really came from a family of martyrs.
Barbara was born in Pongchon (Siheong, Gyeonggi-do) in 1799. She showed tremendous faith and a strong will when she was still young. Her father engaged her to a pagan man, but she didn't want to marry him. She pretended to have a disease that weakened her legs, and spent three years sitting and lying down on the floor. The man got tired of waiting and married another woman. Barbara then married a Catholic man. Two years later her husband died and she returned to her home. Then she went on to Seoul and lived at the home of her aunt, Yi Theresa. Her sister, Yi Magdalene, joined her in the same house.
In 1839, Barbara was arrested and courageously endured severe tortures. According to the government document Sungjongwon Diary, Barbara was taken outside the Small West Gate and beheaded there on September 3, 1839, with five other Catholics. She was 41 years old when she was beheaded for the sake of God.


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이연희 마리아 Maria Yi Yon-hui

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이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui

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박후재 요한 Ioannes Pak Hu-jae

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권희 바르바라 Barbara Kwon Hui

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박큰아기 마리아 Maria Pak Kun-a-gi

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원귀임 마리아 Maria Won Kwi-im

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김 루치아 Lucia Kim

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이영희 막달레나 Magdalena Yi Yong-hui

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이광렬 요한 Ioannes B. Yi Kwang-nyol

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김장금 안나 Anna Kim Chang-gum

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이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im

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김성임 마르타 Martha Kim Song-im

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김로사 Rosa Kim

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이 바르바라 Barbara Yi

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김 바르바라 Barbara Kim

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