Catholic Church In Korea

 103 Korean Martyr Saints


Agatha Yi Kan-nan


Yi Kan-nan (Agatha)



Yi Agatha was one of the four women arrested at Hyeon Charles' home on July 10, 1846. Agatha was born of pagan parents in 1813. At the age of 18 she married but her husband died two years later.
In 1834, she heard about the Catholic religion. She refused to remarry and asked her mother to have her meet a Catholic. It was not very difficult because there was a Catholic among her relatives. The Catholic relative taught Agatha, her mother and brother. They were all baptized by Father Yu Pacificus (a Chinese priest). Agatha's father was a stubborn pagan. He was angry to learn that his family had been baptized and sent Agatha to her deceased husband's home. He also sent his wife and son to Gyeongsang Province. Agatha obeyed her father and went to her deceased husband's home and was kind to the whole family. The family members were happy that one of their sisters-in-law had became a Catholic.
Agatha saved some money, bought a house and lived there with her friends. She was very devout and frequently fasted. The Catholics admired her and said that she was as clear as a mirror and as pure as snow.
Agatha was arrested with three other women on July 10, 1846. According to the document of the government (Sungjeongwon Diary), they stayed in prison for more than two months and were severely interrogated and tortured; but they wouldn't deny their faith.
Agatha and eight other martyrs were either beaten or strangled to death on September 20, 1846. Agatha was martyred at the age of 33.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
Notice Stories of the Lives of the 103 Korean Martyr Saints 333015
74 전경협 아가타 Agatha Chon Kyong-hyob 44513
73 유소사 체칠리아 Caecilia Yu So-sa 44412
72 박종원 아우구스티노 Augustinus Pak Chong-won 43772
71 김효주 아녜스 Agnes Kim Hyo-ju 43749
70 김성우 안토니오 Antonius Kim Song-u 43141
69 황석두 루카 Lucas Hwang Sok-tu 43139
» 이간난 아가타 Agatha Yi Kan-nan 42899
67 정화경 안드레아 Andreas Chong Hwa-gyong 42897
66 정하상 바오로 Paulus Chong Ha-sang 42870
65 이정희 바르바라 Barbara Yi Chong-hui 42710
64 정정혜 엘리사벳 Elisabeth Chong Chong-hye 42645
63 이경이 아가타 Agatha Yi Kyong-i 42580
62 전장운 요한 Ioannes B. Chon Chang-un 42510
61 손자선 토마스 Thomas Son Cha-son 42049
60 허계임 막달레나 Magdalena Ho Kye-im 41997

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