A photograph of Frs. Joseph Regan[left] and Romaniello [center] saying good bye to Fr. Meyer [right] as Maryknollers first venture into Northern Kwangsi. Born in Massachusetts, Bishop Regan entered Maryknoll in 1927 and was ordained to the priesthood on January 27, 1929. He was consecrated a Bishop on April 25, 1962. He spent 22 years in South China, from 1929-1951. He was in Kweilin, Wuchow, and Laipo. He was placed under house arrest in 1950 and was expelled in 1951 and returned to the United States. He began the new mission in the Philippines and served there for the rest of his life. -- Born in Italy, Monsignor Romaniello came to the United States when he was five years old. He entered Maryknoll in 1917 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 17, 1928. He was assigned to Wuchow, Kweilin in 1935 where he encountered civil unrest and was forced to depart in 1951. He spent the later years of his life working with the Catholic Relief Services in Hong Kong. He became an international figure as was referred to as the "Noodle Priest" because he fed the refugees in Hong Kong with noodles made with relief supplies. -- Born in Iowa, Fr. Meyer was studying for the diocesan priesthood when he heard about Maryknoll and wrote to Fr. James Anthony Walsh in 1914. As a deacon at Maryknoll he became procurator of the Seminary and member of the first Maryknoll governing council. In 1918 he became one of the pioneer departure group to open Maryknoll's first mission in Kongmoon, South China. He spent many years in China but was finally forced to leave by the Communists in 1950.
Photographic prints, 11 x 6.5 cm.
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Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Missionary work Clergy Group portraits