Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

Magdalena Han Yong-i

 

Han Yŏng-i (Magdalene)

 

 

Han Yŏng-i Magdalene was the mother of Kwŏn Chin-i Agatha. When Magdalene was young, she married Kwŏn Chin, a scholarly government official belonging to a noble family. Kwŏn became a Catholic when he reached middle age, and he also had his wife Magdalene become a Catholic. He was baptized on his deathbed and asked his wife Magdalene to live as a Catholic for ever. After that, Magdalene lived a very poor but very devout life. Although she was very poor, she didn't complain but thanked God for her poor life.
Magdalene's daughter, Kwŏn Chin-i Agatha, came with her friend, Yi Agatha, to live with her mother. The three women lived together fervently, practicing their faith and doing many acts of mortifications.
Magdalene was accused by an apostate and was arrested on July 17, 1839, together with her daughter Agatha and the daughter's friend. Magdalene was put in one prison, but her daughter Agatha and two other women were put in a neighboring prison under guard. The traitor, Kim Yo?sang, tempted Kwŏn Agatha to be his mistress, but she wouldn't listen to him. She was released by the police who had pity on her youth and beauty. The policemen who helped Kim Yŏ-sang were punished by the government. Later Agatha and two other women were arrested again.
Meanwhile, Magdalene was being severely tortured. She was twisted and beaten, but her faith and courage persevered. She was calmly and peacefully waiting for the glorious crown of martyrdom.
She was finally beheaded on December 29, 1839, outside the Small West Gate with six other Catholics. She was 56 years old.

 

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 309504
14 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 36676
13 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 36241
12 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 35542
» 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 35478
10 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 34061
9 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 33827
8 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 33669
7 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 33438
6 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 32886
5 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 32873
4 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 32680
3 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 31139
2 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 31137
1 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 29853



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