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Feastday: September 20
Birth: 1761
Death: 1839
Beatified By: July 5,1925
Canonized By: May 6, 1984 by Pope John Paul II

Cecilia Yu So-sa was born in Seoul, , in 1761. Cecilia was a married woman, her children were the Saints Hasang Paul Chong and Jung Hye. When Cecilia was widowed, she was deprived of all her possessions and imprisoned because of her Christian faith. Twelve times she was brought to trial and many times was subjected to flogging. Eventually she died in Bo-jeong prison on Nov. 23.

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