St. Andrew Kim Taegon

St. Andrew Kim Taegon Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/20


Patron Of: Korean Clergy

Also known as
    Andrew Kim

Memorial
    20 September

Profile
    Korean nobility; his parents were converts, his father a martyr. Andrew was baptized at age 15, then travelled 1,300 miles to the nearest seminary in Macao. He became Korea's first native priest, and the first priest to die for the faith in Korea. Leader of the Martyrs of Korea.

Born
    Korean

Died
    tortured and beheaded in 1846 at Seoul, Korea

Name Meaning
    strong, manly (Andrew)

Beatified
    1925

Canonized
    6 May 1984 by Pope John Paul II

Patronage
    Korean clergy



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