St Alexius U Se-Yong Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
The Memorial of St Alexius U Se-Yong
He was also known as:
- Alejo U Se-yong
- Alessio U Se-yong
- U Se-Yeong
St Alexius U Se-Yong, Layman, Catholic Convert and Catechism translator to Korean Profile
|Date of Birth||1845|
|Country of Birth||North Korea of Asia|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Not Married who became Saints|
|Profession||Layman, Catholic Convert and Catechism translator to Korean|
|Place of Work||Korea|
|Date of Death||11 March 1866|
|Place of Death||South Korea|
|Feast Day||March 11|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope Paul VI on 6 October 1968|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pope John Paul II on 6 May 1984|
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St Alexius U Se-Yong Biography
St Alexius U Se-Yong was born in 1845 in Seoheung, Hwangae-do, North Korea. He was a young Layman born to the wealthy nobility in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. St Alexius having become interested in Christianity, met with Saint Simeon-Francois Berneux and Saint Marcus Chong Ui-Bae served as his catechist.
St Alexius then converts to Christianity. Even though his family was strongly opposing his idea of converting to Christianity, he still went on with it and left home to work with missionaries. He used to translate the catechism and other texts to Korean.
During one of the repeated persecutions, all the Christians in his village were arrested. St Alexius gave in to his fears and declined the faith and was released. St Alexius, he repented and went to prison confess his failure to his bishop. He then was arrested, imprisoned with the others, tortured and was finally executed for his faith.
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St Alexius U Se-Yong’s Death
He died on 11 March 1866 at a Small West Gate, Seoul in South Korea. His veneration was done by Pope Paul VI (decree of martyrdom) on 4th July 1968.