Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints

 

 

Petrus Chong Won-ji

 

Choung Woun-ji Peter (1845-1866)

 

 

Choung Woun-ji Peter was born in 1845 of a very devout Catholic family at Chinjam in Ch'ungch'oung Province. When the persecution of 1866 broke out, he was an orphan. His father had previously been martyred, and his mother had also died. Peter left home, moved to Soungjidong village in Chounju, and lived in a rented room at Cho Peter's house. He was 21 years old and was married when the persecution of 1866 broke out.

When a group of police rushed into his village to capture Catholics, Peter escaped to a mountain and stayed overnight there. The next morning he was finally captured. When he was first captured, he denied that he was a Catholic, but a moment later, encouraged by Cho Peter, he repented and clearly declared that he was a Catholic.

When he was tortured to reveal who taught him religion, he said that his only religion teacher had been his martyred father. The interrogators were surprised that Peter would dare to believe the religion which actually caused his father's death. Peter said that he believed the Catholic religion in order to meet his parents in Heaven. He was tortured but he showed no sign of weakness.

On December 13, 1866, nine days after his arrest, Peter was taken with his fellow Catholics to the execution site at Supjoung-i in Chounju. On their way one of the execution officials, who was drunk, ridiculed Peter and cursed Heaven. Peter responded, "What a fool you are! It is like cursing your own father and mother!"

All the Catholics who were brought to the execution site looked very happy and peaceful and were saying prayers. Peter was beheaded at Supjoung-i in Chounju on December 13, 1866. He was 21.

 

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 332652
104 장성집 요셉 Ioseph Chang Song-jib 30925
103 남이관 세바스티아노 Sebastianus Nam I-gwan 32238
102 손소벽 막달레나 Magdalena Son So-byog 32266
101 볼리외 루도비코 Ludovicus Beaulieu 33854
100 이 아가타 Agatha Yi 34048
99 임치백 요셉 Ioseph Im Chi-baeg 34065
98 이인덕 마리아 Maria Yi In-dog 34912
97 이매임 데레사 Teresia Yi Mae-im 35245
96 남종삼 요한 Ioannes B. Nam Chong-sam 35475
95 허협 바오로 Paulus Ho Hyob 35567
94 한영이 막달레나 Magdalena Han Yong-i 36849
93 홍금주 페르페투아 Perpetua Hong Kum-ju 38082
92 샤스땅 야고보 Iacobus Chastan 38107
91 이문우 요한 Ioannes Yi Mun-u 38125
90 홍영주 바오로 Paulus Hong Yong-ju 38132



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