St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Thursday, September 20, 2007

St. Andrew Kim Taegon (19th century)

A Korean noble, Andrew's parents were converts and his father was a martyr. At fifteen, he was baptized and travelled 1300 miles to attend seminary. He became the first priest born in Korea, and the first priest to die for his faith there.

"We have received baptism, entrance into the Church, and the honor of being called Christians. Yet what good will this do us if we are Christians in name only and not in fact?"

St. Andrew Kim Taegon

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