This is a photograph of "The two heavenly twins". Bros. Michael Hogan and Benedict Barry. 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. After the war, in 1946, he was reassigned to Kongmoon where he continued clerical work. Again, he was forced to leave, but continued to look after the accounts and records of the Kongmoon mission. He eventually returned to the United States to live out the rest of his days. -- Born in New York, Cornelius F. Barry, worked for the Edison Company and served in the Army during World War I. He entered Maryknoll in 1922 and was assigned to China in 1924. He was assigned to the house in Kongmoon. In 1926 he was transferred to Hong Kong where his skill in office work became an important contribution. Two years later he went to Fushun to handle the procure duties for the growing mission of Bishop Lane. He remained there until the outbreak of World War II when he was interned with other Maryknollers and repatriated on the SS Gripsholm.
Photographic prints 10.6 x 8 cm.
impa-m8140 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-031-03-0004 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m8140 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-031-03-0004.jpg
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Clergy Religious communities Group portraits