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Maryknoll priests after retreat 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 priests after a retreat at Hong Kong. The priests here are Frs. Murray, Taggart, Sweeney, Toomey, O'Shea, Bro. John, Frs. Vogel, Wiseman, Fitzgerald, Cairns, Manning, S.J., Paulhus and Bro. Albert.
Rev. Murray was born in Cambridge, MA. He entered Maryknoll in 1914 and was ordained in 1921. He was assigned to Kwangsi, South China, where he remained until 1927. Afterwards he worked in Hawaii. -- Born in New York, Fr. Taggart came to Maryknoll in 1914 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1921. He sailed for the Orient that same autumn. His first mission was Yeungkong under the guidance of Fr. Francis Ford. Later, he became pastor of the town of Tungchen and remained there until 1927. Returning home to the United States in 1927, he raised funds for his missions and returned in 1929 to Yeungkong and renovated the mission compound. He opened a home for blind girls and older women. In 1931 Fr. Taggart became ill and died in Yeungkong. He was buried in a hillside cemetery at Yeungkong. -- Born in Connecticut, Fr. Sweeney entered Maryknoll in 1915 and was ordained to the priesthood on February 8, 1920. In 1921 he was assigned to China. In 1924 he transferred to Korea and in 1927 to Fushun, Manchuria. In 1932 he returned to China. He established a leper colony in Kongmoon. He was interned by the Communists, released in 1953 and returned to the United States. In 1955 he again took up work with lepers in Korea. -- Born in Connecticut, Fr. Toomey came to Maryknoll in 1924 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1934. In 1935 he was appointed assistant Procurator for the Hong Kong Stanley house. Two years later he was assigned to Kweilin. -- Rev. O'Shea was born in Greenwich Village, New York City. He entered Maryknoll, as its third student, in 1913. He was ordained in 1917. He was assigned to Kochow and later to Wuchow. In 1924 he became Maryknoll procurator in Hong Kong. He later served in various offices in Maryknoll in the U.S. and was later ordained bishop, and appointed Vicar Apostolic of Peng Yang, Korea. -- 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
Photographic prints 26.4 x 17.8 cm.
impa-m8166 [Legacy record ID]
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Religious practice
Group portraits
Time Period
Hong Kong
MKL/China/031/05/0007 [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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