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Stephen Min Kuk-ka (1787 – 1840) is a Korean saint. He was killed by strangling after refusing to deny his faith.

Stephen Min Kuk-ka was born in 1787 in a pagan sect of Korea. His mother died soon after childbirth. He, along with his brothers and father, converted to Catholicism. He eventually married, but his wife died shortly after their wedding. A few years later, he married again, and his wife had a beautiful daughter. Both later died, leaving him alone once more. He decided to devote his life to Christ by becoming a Catechist. This was risky: he lived in a Pagan government that didn’t take nicely to people like him spreading their faith. After a length of time in which he converted many, he was taken into governmental control. The pagan government beat and tortured him, trying to get him to deny his faith. To this he refused many times over and was killed for it. In 1840 he was strangled to death.


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