A photograph of a proud and happy Fr. Burns holding a fan in front of his mission Chiklung [now Zhigong]. A large brick structure with arched and round windows. It is surrounded by a brick wall. Born in Ohio, Fr. Burns came to Maryknoll in 1919 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1924. He was assigned to Kongmoon, China the same year. In 1931, he was made Procurator of the China mission based in Hong Kong. In 1950, due to political unrest, he transferred to Kyoto in the Japanese mission. He spent his later years in mission in Hokkaido, Japan.
Photographic prints, 8.8 x 6.2 cm.
impa-m3472 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-003-09-0001 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m3472 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-003-09-0001.jpg
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Missionary work Clergy Portraits