Sunday, October 2, 2022

St Augustine Yi Kwang-Hon – Feast Day – May 24

St Augustine Yi Kwang-Hon was a married layman in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. He was born in 1787 in Kwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He is one of the Martyrs of Korea who were imprisoned and beheaded on May 24 1839 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea together for the crime of being Christians. We celebrate his feast day on May 24 every year in the Catholic Church.

St. Augustine Yi Kwang-Hon – Feast Day

St Augustine Yi Kwang-Hon Biography

Date of Birth 1787 AD
Country/Place of Birth Kwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Profession Layman
Place of Work South Korea
Date of Death May 24 1839
Place of Death Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea
Feast Day May 24 or September 20
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI on July 5 1925
Canonization By Pope John Paul II on May 6 1984
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Augustine Yi Kwang-Hon was a married layman in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. A catechist who conducted Bible studies in his home. He was beheaded on May 24, 1839, at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea.

Saint Augustine Yi Kwang-Hon

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