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조윤호 요셉 Ioseph Cho Yun-ho

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Saint Ioseph Cho Yun-ho  

 

Ioseph Cho Yun-ho

 

    Joseph Cho Yun-ho was born in 1848. When the persecution broke out, he was only 17. Since Joseph had just been married for a short time, he and his wife were living with their parents. Joseph's faith was very deep and he observed all the Church regulations faithfully.
    Young Joseph resembled his father and was very courageous and outspoken. The whole family practiced their religion faithfully.
    When his father, Peter Cho, was arrested and interrogated, Joseph was coming home. Peter asked his son to run away, but Joseph gave himself up. Both father and son encouraged each other not to abandon their faith.
    Joseph told the interrogators that his grandfather had taught him the Catholic religion. He also told them that he did not have any Catholic books. They tortured him severly to make him deny his faith, but Joseph would not succumb. He was sent to the Jeonju prison with his father.
    Joseph strongly and courageously defended his faith despite all the tortures. One day as he saw his father being taken out for execution. Joseph asked to be taken out too, but he was told that according to the law father and son could not be executed on the same day in the same place. The governor urged Joseph to give up his faith. He promised Joseph that he would all his lost properties back to him if he denied his faith. Joseph wouldn't listen to him.
On the way to the execution site, the executioner ran fast, pulling the wooden board around Joseph's neck to make him tired.
    At the execution site, the governor offered again to restore all his lost properties, but Joseph strongly refused the offer. He ate his last meal, making the sign of the cross very devoutly before eating. Joseph was beaten very severely, and finally was beaten to death at Seocheongyo in Jeonju on December 23, 1866. He was 19. Thus three generations, Cho Joseph, his father and grandfather, had the honor of being martyrs.

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Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 317922
14 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 37360
13 민극가 스테파노 Stephanus Min Kuk-ka 37037
12 정의배 마르코 Marcus Chong Ui-bae 36361
11 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 36184
10 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 34780
9 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 34427
8 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 34213
7 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 34202
6 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 33547
5 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 33527
4 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 33335
3 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 31753
2 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 31752
1 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 30456



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