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Title
The annual visit of Bp. Walsh at the school at Zhigong, China, 1932
Date Created and/or Issued
1932
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
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; http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/
archives@maryknoll.org ; http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=1669
http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=17
http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=1917 ; Maryknoll Mission Archives.
Description
This is a photograph of "Fr. George Bauer and Bishop Walsh with Chiklung [now Zhigong] Christians and children in the 'Doctrine School' taken on the occasion of the annual visitation of Bp. Walsh."
Born in Penzburg, Bavaria, Fr. Bauer came to the United States as a young man. He entered Maryknoll in 1919 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1925. He was assigned to Kongmoon in November of that year. He was interned by the Japanese and returned on the SS Gripsholm in 1942. During the war years he worked in a parish in New Orleans and in the Japanese Mission in Los Angeles. From 1946 to 1951 he was again in South China but was dispossessed from the mission property and expelled by the Communists in March 1951. During his years in China, Fr. Bauer said he "never stopped praying for those we left behind in China." -- Born in Maryland, Fr. Walsh graduated from Mt. St. Mary's College at age 19 and worked two years as a timekeeper in a steel mill. He entered the first class of Maryknoll in 1912 and in 1915 became the second priest ordained in the Society. Three years later. 1918, he was assigned to Kwong Tung (present Guangdong), China. Pope Pius XI named Fr. Walsh as the first Bishop of the Vicariate of Kongmoon. He was consecrated a Bishop in 1927 at Shepherd of the Church on Sancian Island the death place of St. Francis Xavier. In 1936, Bishop Walsh was elected second Superior General following the death of Bishop James A. Walsh, the founder of Maryknoll. In 1948 he as asked to return to China to head the Catholic Central Bureau in Shanghai. In 1951 the government closed the bureau. He was arrested in 1959 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. In 1970 he was released after spending nearly 12 years in prison.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Identifier
impa-m6082 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-MKL-China-018-08-0006
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m6082
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-018-08-0006.jpg
Subject
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Clergy
Religious activities
Group portraits
Time Period
1932
Place
Chiklung
China
Source
MKL/China/018/08/0006 [File]
Relation
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
impa-m338

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