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허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob

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Paulus Ho Hyob




Hŏ Hyŏb Paul (1796-1840)




   Hŏ Hyŏb Paul is a little known martyr among the 103 Martyr Saints. The only thing we know about him is that he was 45 years old when he was martyred. He was a soldier assigned to a training camp, and was an excellent Catholic.
   Paul was captured and tortured to deny his religion. His legs were twisted, he was pricked with sharp objects, and was beaten with a club 70 times. But he said he would never renounce God.
   A few weeks later, however, Paul denied his religion. But he immediately repented. He went to the judge, and told him that he denied his religion only with his lips not his heart, and he claimed that he was still a Catholic. The prison guards demanded that he drink human feces and urine as a sign of repentance, and Paul did as he was told. Then he was told to bow in front of a crucifix. He prostrated himself to the ground and worshiped the Lord he had once renounced.
   Paul was beaten to death in Seoul on January 31 or February 1, 1840, but his name was not recorded in the government report. He was beaten with a club 130 times. When he died, he was 45 years old.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 291939
14 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 35496
13 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 34305
12 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 33397
11 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 33155
10 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 33019
9 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 32992
» 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 32000
7 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 31949
6 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 31936
5 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 31814
4 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 31786
3 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 30311
2 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 30248
1 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 28912

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