Jeonju's fatal asset, the birthplace of Korean Catholicism

A steep ridge in the southeast of Jeonju Hanok Village. The Lethal Shrine, where the towering cross is clearly visible, is a popular attraction for pilgrims.

The term “lethal” means “the one who gave his life”, and the word “lethal” is attached to the places that were called Seungamsan and Jungbawi. . In the fatal estate, 7 members of Yu Hang-gum's family were martyred due to the persecution of Catholicism in the new year.

There is a memorial church built in 1994 on the rock wall on the top of the mountain, which is 300 hundred meters above sea level.

The Sansang Memorial Cathedral, built of granite on a rocky cliff, is considered the best cathedral in Korea, designed and built with mosaic murals. The Miracle Rock (Jesus Mary's Rock) above the tomb of the martyrs of the Eastern Government is enough to feel the mysterious power of religion even if you are not a Catholic.

On the left under the cathedral is the Golgotha ​​Cross Road, where people pray while meditating on the suffering and death of Jesus while walking on a steep mountain path. It is the most remarkable path of prayer for pilgrimage to the world.

In 1790, when the persecution of Catholicism was so severe, a government ministry in Jeonju was martyred, and in 1937 Father Marsino built a large cross on this fatal estate. In honor of that devotion, this is the Golgotha ​​Cross. All the way from the entrance to the top of the mountain is made up of flower paths, so even if you are not a Catholic, it is also a great path for walking and meditation.

In addition, the early spring view of Jeonju from the top brings an atmosphere that people who have not climbed can not dare to feel.

The'Montmart Square', a spacious resting area at the entrance to the Holy Land, makes a distinct distinction between sacredness and vulgarity.
Montmartre is a small hill 130m above sea level in the northeast of Paris, France, and is derived from the term'Martyrdom Hill'. Like Montmartre, the deadly asset is also a sacred place for martyrdom.

In the early 17th century, Catholicism was first introduced to Korea through church books imported from China and began to be studied by some scholars. However, at the time, any religion or study other than Confucianism was strictly forbidden, so more than 10,000 people were martyred in severe persecution before religious freedom was allowed in 1886. The Korean Catholic Church is not transmitted by foreign missionaries, but is said to be an unprecedented case in the history of the church, founded by the voluntary efforts of Korean people. In particular, Jeonju had many believers who had escaped persecution, and it is said that Korea's first martyr was also from Jeonju. Jeonju here is Korea's first autonomous parish.

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