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Maryknoll Priests and Sisters at Hong Kong, China, ca. 1925
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1925
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Maryknoll Mission Archives, P.O. Box 305, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0305; ; ; Maryknoll Mission Archives.
This is a photograph of Maryknoll priests and Sisters at a gathering at Hong Kong. Fathers, left to right standing, Frs. Cairns, Meehan, Hodgins, Bro. Albert Staubli, Frs. Gerry Donovan, Paschang, Dietz, Murray, Wiseman, Sweeney, Taggart, McKenna. Sisters standing, Srs. Barbara Froehlich, Imelda Sheridan, Monica Moffet. Seated Fathers are Frs. Vogel, O'Shea, Meyer and J.E. Walsh, J.A Walsh, McShane, Ford. Sisters seated are Srs. Mary Paul McKenna, Rose Leifels, Lawrence Foley. Also present are lay catechists and friends.
Fr. Cairns was born in Glasgow, Scotland and became a Maryknoll Missionary in 1918 at the age of thirty-four. He spent many years in China in Yeung Kong [now Yang-Chiang], Fachow [now Fahsien] and eventually Sancian Island. During WWII he was captured by the Japanese on Sancian Island and killed. His presumed date of death is December 14, 1941. -- Born in New York and after a short career in the legal profession Fr. Hodgins entered Maryknoll in 1915 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1919. He was assigned to Yeungkong, China the following year. In September 1920 he worked with his close friend and relative, Francis X. Ford. After language study, he was assigned to Chiklung. He built a school in Chiklung. He died unexpectedly in Hong Kong after he contracted pneumonia. -- Born in Switzerland, Brother Albert entered Maryknoll in 1917 and was assigned to China in 1921. He took up his long mission career in Kongmoon and later in Hong Kong at the St. Louis School. He returned to Kongmoon in 1947. In 1950 he was arrested by the Communists, put on public trial and released three months later in Pakkai. In 1951 he was put on trial again and his compound was confiscated. Many of the buildings he erected throughout the China missions are monuments to his talents. In 1954, Br. Albert left Mainland China for Formosa. -- Born in Pennsylvania, Fr. Donovan was one of three brothers to come to Maryknoll. He was ordained in 1928 and was assigned to Wuchow, South China. Illness brought him to the United States where he taught latin and mathematics. In 1931 he was assigned to Fushun, Manchuria. In 1937 he was captured in his parish church by bandits. The Japanese officials, Chinese people and the American Consul made every effort to bring about the release of Fr. Donovan. His frozen remains were found about a mile and a half from the town of Huai-Jen. He had been strangled. His body was returned to Maryknoll for burial. -- Bishop Paschang was born in Martinsburg, MO. He entered M
Photographic prints, 13.8 x 9.7 cm.
impa-m8170 [Legacy record ID]
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Religious communities
Group portraits
Time Period
circa 1925
Hong Kong
MKL/China/031/06/0001 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Photographs of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Maryknoll, New York, 1912-1945

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