Saint Martin-Luc Huin

Saint Martin-Luc HuinAlso known as

  • Min
  • Martín Lucas Huin
  • Martino Luca Huin



One of ten children born to a pious vintner‘s family. Began to study theology in 1851, studying with missionaries who had returned to teach, and was ordained a diocesan parish priest on 29 June 1861. Joined the Société des Missions Etrangères (Paris Foreign Missions Society) on 20 August 1863. Assigned to the missions in Korea in 1864, and after studying the language and customs, he arrived at Chosun on 27 May 1865. Worked with Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy in the Nappo province, then left for the Dangjin province. Arrested on 12 March 1866 in the government’s antiChristian persecutions, imprisoned in Seoul, Korea, and then executed for his faith and work. Martyr.







I’m sorry to die, not because they are still young, but because I could do nothing for the salvation of my beloved Koreans. – Saint Martin-Luc

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Martin-Luc Huin“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 March 2017. Web. 18 January 2021. <>