A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Seminarians et al killed

Paul was just an ordinary fellow, but he believed strongly in Christ and in the Church, so when problems came, he stepped up to the task and went to work: gathering scattered parishioners, writing to the Government, and even appealing to Rome.

His efforts met with great difficulty, but also some success.

Then, the way opened up for him to enter the seminary.

The problems returned, however.

The government struck out again and rounded up hundreds, including Paul.

Paul Chong Hasang was executed 166 years ago this week: one of the Martyrs of Korea, whose memory is celebrated on this day.