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Maryknoll priests arrival day at Hong Kong, China, 1923
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Maryknoll Mission Archives
Maryknoll Mission Archives, P.O. Box 305, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0305; ; ; Maryknoll Mission Archives.
This is a photograph of Maryknoll preists on arrival day at Kowloon, Hong Kong. Left to right, Front row, Frs. Lane and Gleason. Back row, Fr. O'Melia, Bro. Michael, Fr. Ford, Fr. O'Shea, Fr. McShane, Bro. Albert and Fr. Vogel.
Born in Massachusetts, Bishop Lane came to Maryknoll in 1913 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1920. In 1923 he went to Hong Kong to become the procurator of that mission. Two years later he went north and inaugurated the Fushun mission in Manchuria. In 1932 Monsignor Lane was appointed Prefect Apostolic and in 1940 Vicar Apostolic. He was consecrated a Bishop in 1940. After Pearl Harbor, Bishop Lane was interned by the Japanese in Fushun. Within a year of prepatriation, Bishop Lane was elected to be the third Superior General of Maryknoll. His tenure led to the greatest expansion at home and abroad for Maryknoll. -- Rev. Gleason was born in Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland. His family emigrated to the U.S. in 1903. He entered the Society of the Divine Word at Techny, IL, and later joined Maryknoll. He was ordained in 1923 and assigned to Kongmoon, transferring after two years to Kaying. He served a total of twelve years in China until failing health forced his return to the U.S. -- Rev. O'Melia was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. His family moved to the U.S. in 1903 and he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1912. He entered Maryknoll in 1914 and was ordained in 1923. He was assigned to Kongmoon. In 1934 he was assigned to direct the Maryknoll language school in Hong Kong, and returned to Kongmoon in 1942. He went to Shanghai in 1945 to work with UNRRA until 1947. After some years in the U.S. he returned to Hong Kong from 1959-1967, returning to the U.S. in 1968. -- Born in Pennsylvania, Brother Michael served in World War I in France. In 1922 he entered Maryknoll and after one year was sent to Kongmoon, South China where Msgr. James E. Walsh was in need of a secretary and bookkeeper. He took up residence in Pakkai, which was later to become the site of a Cathedral and Seminary. Just before Kongmoon was taken over by the Japanese, Brother Michael was sent to Hong Kong. He was interned there however, and in 1942 was repatriated to the United States
Photographic prints 10.5 x 7.9 cm.
impa-m8163 [Legacy record ID]
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Religious communities
Group portraits
Time Period
Hong Kong
MKL/China/031/05/0004 [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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