Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Saint Yi Kyong-i Agatha (1814-1840)

Agatha Yi Kyong-i


    Yi Kyong-i Agatha was born in a Catholic family, but she was married to a eunuch. When she told this fact to Bishop Imbert, he told her to separate from her husband. After separation from her husband, Yi Agatha went to live with Kwon Chin-i Agatha, because her mother was too poor to support her.
    Yi Agatha was arrested with Kwo? Agatha on July 17, 1839. They were set free once by some policemen who had pity on them, but they were arrested again in a poor Catholic home in Seoul and were put in prison. They were severely tortured and beaten but they would not give up their faith.
    According to the government report, Yi Agatha converted her family, visited many places to help the Catholics, and wanted to die for her faith.
    Agatha was finally taken out to a place called Tangkogae near Seoul, and she was beheaded there on January 31, 1840, with five other Catholics. Agatha was 27 years old when she was martyred.

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No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 317908
74 유소사 체칠리아 Caecilia Yu So-sa 43689
73 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 43150
72 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 43006
71 황석두 루카 Lucas Hwang Sok-tu 42592
70 이간난 아가타 Agatha Yi Kan-nan 42446
» 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 41977
68 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 41652
67 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 41618
66 정하상 바오로 Paulus Chong Ha-sang 41377
65 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 41345
64 정정혜 엘리사벳 Elisabeth Chong Chong-hye 41321
63 손자선 토마스 Thomas Son Cha-son 41312
62 이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui 41310
61 원귀임 마리아 Maria Won Kwi-im 41269
60 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 41263

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