Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Yi Chong-hui Barbara (1799~1839)

Saint Yi Chong-hui Barbara


Yi Chong-hui Barbara was a daughter of Ho Kye-im Magdalene, a sister of Yi Yong-hui Magdalene and aunt of Yi Barbara. One can see that she really came from a family of martyrs.
Barbara was born in Pongchon (Siheong, Gyeonggi-do) in 1799. She showed tremendous faith and a strong will when she was still young. Her father engaged her to a pagan man, but she didn't want to marry him. She pretended to have a disease that weakened her legs, and spent three years sitting and lying down on the floor. The man got tired of waiting and married another woman. Barbara then married a Catholic man. Two years later her husband died and she returned to her home. Then she went on to Seoul and lived at the home of her aunt, Yi Theresa. Her sister, Yi Magdalene, joined her in the same house.
In 1839, Barbara was arrested and courageously endured severe tortures. According to the government document Sungjongwon Diary, Barbara was taken outside the Small West Gate and beheaded there on September 3, 1839, with five other Catholics. She was 41 years old when she was beheaded for the sake of God.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 331488
74 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 44446
73 유소사 체칠리아 Caecilia Yu So-sa 44304
72 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 43624
71 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 43607
70 황석두 루카 Lucas Hwang Sok-tu 43008
69 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 42990
68 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 42807
67 이간난 아가타 Agatha Yi Kan-nan 42749
» 이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui 42552
65 정정혜 엘리사벳 Elisabeth Chong Chong-hye 42513
64 정하상 바오로 Paulus Chong Ha-sang 42502
63 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 42491
62 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 42411
61 손자선 토마스 Thomas Son Cha-son 41920
60 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 41902

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