Blessed Laurentius Pak Chwi-deuk Biography
Bl. Laurentius Pak Chwi-deuk Profile. Born: 1769 AD in South Korea, Asia. Worked in South Korea. Died: April 3 1799 in Hongju, Chungcheong-do, South Korea. Feast Day is celebrated on April 3.
Bl. Laurentius Pak Chwi-deuk Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||1769 AD|
|Country of Birth||South Korea of Asia|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Blesseds who were Not Married|
|Place of Work||South Korea|
|Date of Death||April 3 1799|
|Place of Death||Hongju, Chungcheong-do, South Korea|
|Feast Day||April 3 or September 20|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope Francis on August 16 2014|
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Lorenzo Pak Chwi-deuk was born in Myeoncheon, in Chungcheong district, in 1769. He first heard the preaching of Catholicism in his hometown, but he learned the catechism when he was going to Seoul, from the catechism Saba Ji Hwang. When he returned home, he proclaimed the Gospel among his family and his neighbors.
Lorenzo Pak Chwi-deuk immediately arrested after he questioned the authority on how they handle prisoners. The soldiers transferred Lorenzo to Haemi and then to Hongju and he never lost hope. Less than a month he was granted freedom.
After the liberation, Lorenzo continued his preaching and remained in contact with two other believers, Giacomo Won Si-bo and the army officer Francesco Bang. An arrest warrant issued for Lorenzo Pak Chwi-deuk in 1797. On hearing the news, he ran away but gave up when he learned that his father arrested in his place.
Lorenzo tortured but never lost his faith and was kept in prison for several months. Lorenzo, then he was transferred to Hongju.
Bl. Laurentius Pak Chwi-deuk was hanged on April 3, 1799, in Hongju, Chungcheong-do, South Korea. He was about thirty.