Friday, September 19, 2014

Our Special Asian Friend

St. Andrew Kim Taegon, the first Korean priest, was martyred in 1846 at the age of 25.

His memorial is September 20 - tomorrow.  He is patron saint to Korean clergy (and to our Stan ;)

This statue of St. Andrew Kim Taegon was a gift to Stan the man from our Korean neighbor about three years ago.  It sits on a shelf in his room.

Statues and other sacramental of this saint are VERY difficult to come by in the United States.  Our Korean neighbor had it shipped all the way from South Korea!s

I found this next image of St. Andrew Kim Taegon in 2008 for Stan's Baptism birthday...

I found it online at St. Andrew's Abbey - The Monks of Valyermo.

It's beautiful!

And then there are the holy cards which I found online a few years ago, and had them laminated.

Pope Francis was just in South Korea last month and visited many of the memorials and Catholic churches that honor those Catholics persecuted for their faith during the 19th century.

You can find his incredible and courageous journey of faith, here.

We will remember St. Andrew Kim Taegon and those who were martyred alongside him by making a delicious Korean dish.

Maple Syrup Korean Teriyaki Chicken

Recipe can be found here.  I received it from my friend, Jen, who has a two daughters that were born in Korea.

Our next September saint study will be on St. Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, September 28.

Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday!

~  Patty  ~


  1. A very Happy Feast Day to Stan! I prayed today for the people of Korea, both North and South. A fascinating fact I read was that the Catholic faith began in Korea with only lay people, for a long period , over 100 years, they had no clergy to guide them. And so many martyrs. St Andrew Kim Taegon and companions, pray for us.

  2. This is the recipe you shared with me for our Korea study. It was a total hit. Happy feast day!


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