St Protasius Chong Kuk-bo – Feast Day – May 20

Today is Saturday, January 28, 2023

St Protasius Chong Kuk-bo, also known as Jeong Guk-Bo, Peurotasio, or Protasio Chong Kuk-bo, was a Christian married layman born in 1799 AD in Songdo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea and died as a martyr on May 20 1839 in Seoul Prison, South Korea for refusing to denounce his faith. We celebrate his feast day on May 20 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Protasius Chong Kuk-bo – Feast Day

St Protasius Chong Kuk-bo Biography

Date of Birth 1799 AD
Country/Place of Birth Songdo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession Layman
Place of Work South Korea
Date of Death May 20 1839
Place of Death Seoul Prison, South Korea
Feast Day May 20
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI on July 5 1925
Canonization Canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 6 1984
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Protasius Chong Kuk-bo was a married layman in the apostolic vicariate of Korea.

Once he gave up Christianity but regained his faith, was imprisoned, tortured and finally executed for refusing to give it up.

Saint Protasius Chong Kuk-bo
St. Protasius Chong Kuk-bo

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