Happy Feast Day
Saint Andrew Kim
1821-1846 
Feast Day: September 20
Patronage: K...

Happy Feast Day
Saint Andrew Kim
1821-1846
Feast Day: September 20
Patronage: Korea
Saint Andrew Kim was the first native-born Korean Catholic priest. He was baptized at 15, studied for the priesthood in Macau, and was ordained in Shanghai. St. Andrew was then sent back to Korea to preach, evangelize and arrange travel for more missionaries. This was during the Joseon Dynasty when Christianity was suppressed for fear of foreign influences. He was then captured, tortured, and beheaded for his faith. Pope St. John Paul II canonized St. Andrew Kim and 103 Korean martyrs in 1984.
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