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 Biography
|Date of Birth||1787 AD|
|Country/Place of Birth||Kwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|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 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.
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