Saints Andrew Kim Taegon and St. Paul Chong Hasang

Saints Andrew Kim Taegon and St. Paul Chong Hasang

Andrew Kim Taegon was born in Korea to a noble family In the early 1800's Christians brought the Good News of Jesus to Korea Andrew's parents heard their message and became Christians Andrew was baptized when he was 15 years old Shortly after that his father was killed for his belief in Jesus Andrew decided to become a priest so he set out on a journey of over 1300 miles to the nearest seminary He had only been a priest for one year when he was tortured and killed for his faith Paul Chong Hasang was another Korean Catholic who was also killed for his love for Jesus Together these two men and the 111 other Korean Catholics who were killed for their faith were proclaimed saints by Blessed Pope John Paul II when he visited Korea in 1984

St Andrew Kim Taegon and St Paul Chong Hasang, you loved Jesus so much that you died for your faith in Him. Please pray for us so that we can always show our love for Jesus even in times that are very tough.

Jesus Christ

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