Saints Peter Ch’oe Hyong and John the Baptist Chon Chang-an, March 9

saints-peter-choe-hyong-and-john-the-baptist-chon-chang-an-mar-9Saints Peter Ch’oe Hyong and John the Baptist Chon Chang-an, Martyrs
+ In-Ko-Ri, South Korea, March 9, 1866

Laymen Ch’oe Hyong Peter (born in Gongju in 1814) and Giovanni Battista-Chong Chang-One (born in Seoul in 1811) led their parents to be baptized and print religious books. For this reason they were tortured and remained steadfast in the faith so as to arouse wonder even to their persecutors. Pope John Paul II canonized them on May 6, 1984 together with 101 other Korean saints. The group is remembered on September 20.

Roman Martyrology: In the village of In-Ko-Ri in Korea, Hyong Ch’oe Saints Peter and John the Baptist Chon Chang-an, martyrs: family, administered the baptism and print Christian books, for this subject to torture with constancy in the faith so as to arouse the admiration of their persecutors.

Source: Santi e Beati

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