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Our Lady of Akita
20th century apparition
St Francis Xavier
• Founder of Jesuits
• Apostle to Indies
and Japan
• Baptized 300,000
Blessed Takayama Ukon
Blessed Peter Kibe
• Japanese Catholic
• Jesuit Priest
• Most determined
man on the planet
Venerable Takashi Nagai
• Convert
• Survivor of
Nagasaki bombing
• Poet
Our Lady of China
20th century apparition
Sts Luigi Versiglia and Callisto Caravario
• Martyred by Communist pirates, 1930
• 103 Saints
• 124 Blessed
• 133 Servants
of God
 1770: Yi Byeok and companions begin studying
 1784: Yi Seung-Hun baptized
 1789: lay people stop acting as priests
 1...
 Father: Bl. Augustine Chong
 Studied with Yi Byeok
 First Catechism in Korean
 Son: Bl. Charles Jeong Cheol-
Sang
 M...
 Great-Grandather: Martyr
Kim Chin-hu Pius
 Grandfather: Martyr Kim
Han-hyon Andrew
 Father: St Ignatius Kim
 Apostate...
 Seeking truth, found pieces
of Catholic books
 1801-1824: practices as
Catholic
 Chinese Father Zhou
Wenmo martyred 18...
 Pagan married to a pagan
 Very limited intelligence
 Catholic sister condemned
her idolatry
 Agatha burned the idols
...
 Damian:
 Dissolute life before
conversion
 Catechist
 Maria
 Strong-willed and
intelligent
 Took care of priests
 ...
 Dedicated virgins
 Stripped and thrown in
with criminals
 Supernatural strength to
defend themselves
 Columba: Whethe...
 Wanted to remain a virgin
 Pagan father unwilling
 Faked her own death
 Father discovered,
submitted
 Mother: St. Ma...
• Father: St. Francis
Choe Kyeong-hwan
• Founded Catholic
village
• Didn’t hide books
• Mother: Bl. Mary Yi
Seong-Rye
• Ap...
Father Emil Kapaun
Our Lady of La Vang
18th century apparition
St Andrew Dung Lac and Companions
• 117 canonized (96
Vietnamese)
• 130,000-300,000
killed
• Drugged, branded,
hacked to p...
Cardinal Francis X. Nguyen Van Thuan
• Servant of God
• Bishop at 39
• 13 years in
Communist re-
education camp (9
in soli...
Our Lady of Manaoag
St Lorenzo Ruiz
• Chinese-Filipino
• Husband and
father
• Protomartyr
St Pedro Calungsod
• Martyred at 18
• For baptizing baby
in Guam
Our Lady of Good
Health
16th century apparition
Vailankanni
Chon Jin Am
St. Paul Chong Hasang
St. Augustine Yu Chin-gil
Saenamteo
Danggogae
Haemi
Mirinae
Jeoldusan
Gongseri
Yodangri
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Asian Saints
Asian Saints
Asian Saints
Asian Saints
Asian Saints
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An introduction to some of the coolest Saints of Asia (and pilgrimage sites in Korea)

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Asian Saints

  1. 1. Our Lady of Akita 20th century apparition
  2. 2. St Francis Xavier • Founder of Jesuits • Apostle to Indies and Japan • Baptized 300,000
  3. 3. Blessed Takayama Ukon
  4. 4. Blessed Peter Kibe • Japanese Catholic • Jesuit Priest • Most determined man on the planet
  5. 5. Venerable Takashi Nagai • Convert • Survivor of Nagasaki bombing • Poet
  6. 6. Our Lady of China 20th century apparition
  7. 7. Sts Luigi Versiglia and Callisto Caravario • Martyred by Communist pirates, 1930
  8. 8. • 103 Saints • 124 Blessed • 133 Servants of God
  9. 9.  1770: Yi Byeok and companions begin studying  1784: Yi Seung-Hun baptized  1789: lay people stop acting as priests  1795-1801: Father Zhou Wenmo from China  1801: persecution  1834-1836: Father Liu Fang-Chi from China  1836: Bishop Imbert, Frs. Maubant and Chastan arrive  1839, 1846, 1866: persecutions—10,000 martyred, 20,000 remain  1895: persecutions end  1950-1953: Korean war makes more martyrs
  10. 10.  Father: Bl. Augustine Chong  Studied with Yi Byeok  First Catechism in Korean  Son: Bl. Charles Jeong Cheol- Sang  Mother: St. Cecilia Yu Sosa  Son: St. Paul Chong Hasang  Asked bishop of Beijing to send priests (none 1801-1834)  Celibate evangelist  Wouldn’t condemn mandarins  Daughter: St. Elizabeth Jeong Jeong-rye
  11. 11.  Great-Grandather: Martyr Kim Chin-hu Pius  Grandfather: Martyr Kim Han-hyon Andrew  Father: St Ignatius Kim  Apostate  Aunt: St. Theresa Kim  Widow and mother  Son: St. Andrew Kim Taegon  First Korean priest
  12. 12.  Seeking truth, found pieces of Catholic books  1801-1824: practices as Catholic  Chinese Father Zhou Wenmo martyred 1801  1824: goes to Beijing to be baptized  Father of 13-year-old St. Peter Yu  Wife and daughters did not convert
  13. 13.  Pagan married to a pagan  Very limited intelligence  Catholic sister condemned her idolatry  Agatha burned the idols  Arrested  Only knew Jesus and Mary  Baptized in prison
  14. 14.  Damian:  Dissolute life before conversion  Catechist  Maria  Strong-willed and intelligent  Took care of priests  Scolded guards
  15. 15.  Dedicated virgins  Stripped and thrown in with criminals  Supernatural strength to defend themselves  Columba: Whether she is the daughter of a noble or a commoner, the chastity of a young woman has the right to be respected.”
  16. 16.  Wanted to remain a virgin  Pagan father unwilling  Faked her own death  Father discovered, submitted  Mother: St. Magdalene Ho  Sister: St. Barbara Yi  Aunt: St. Teresa Yi
  17. 17. • Father: St. Francis Choe Kyeong-hwan • Founded Catholic village • Didn’t hide books • Mother: Bl. Mary Yi Seong-Rye • Apostate • Son: Venerable Thomas Choe Yang-Up • Second Korean Priest Choe Family
  18. 18. Father Emil Kapaun
  19. 19. Our Lady of La Vang 18th century apparition
  20. 20. St Andrew Dung Lac and Companions • 117 canonized (96 Vietnamese) • 130,000-300,000 killed • Drugged, branded, hacked to pieces
  21. 21. Cardinal Francis X. Nguyen Van Thuan • Servant of God • Bishop at 39 • 13 years in Communist re- education camp (9 in solitary) • Daily Mass
  22. 22. Our Lady of Manaoag
  23. 23. St Lorenzo Ruiz • Chinese-Filipino • Husband and father • Protomartyr
  24. 24. St Pedro Calungsod • Martyred at 18 • For baptizing baby in Guam
  25. 25. Our Lady of Good Health 16th century apparition Vailankanni
  26. 26. Chon Jin Am
  27. 27. St. Paul Chong Hasang St. Augustine Yu Chin-gil
  28. 28. Saenamteo
  29. 29. Danggogae
  30. 30. Haemi
  31. 31. Mirinae
  32. 32. Jeoldusan
  33. 33. Gongseri
  34. 34. Yodangri

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