St Lucas Hwang Sok-tu Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
Lucas Hwang Sok-tu
|Date of Birth||1813 AD|
|Country of Birth||South Korea in Asia|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Married|
|Place of Work||South Korea|
|Date of Death||30 March 1866 AD|
|Place of Death||Galmaemot, Boryeong, Chungcheong-do, South Korea|
|Feast Day||March 30, September 20|
|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 Lucas Hwang Sok-tu Biography
St Lucas Hwang Sok-tu was born in 1813 AD in Yonp’ung, Ch’ungch’ong, South Korea. He was the only child in a wealthy family, Lucas learned about Christianity from a person he met while on the road to study in Seoul, Korea. Although his family opposed his interest in the faith, he converted and eventually so did all of them.
Lucas was married and used to work as a teacher of Chinese literature, and served as a catechist. He also Co-wrote some of the works of Saint Siméon-François Berneux.