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.

 

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 347377
104 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 31884
103 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 33283
102 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 33395
101 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 34850
100 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 35126
99 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 35164
98 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 35923
97 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 36282
96 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 36843
95 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 37007
» 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 37895
93 박후재 요한 Ioannes Pak Hu-jae 39367
92 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 39424
91 도리 헨리코 Henricus Dorie 39548
90 한이형 라우렌시오 Laurentius Han I-hyong 39549



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