This is a photograph of Fr. Meyer [right] with the 60 people he baptized in one day at Szengoh Village in Pingnam [now Pingnan]. 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, 9.9 x 7 cm.
impa-m3761 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-004-12-0004 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m3761 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-004-12-0004.jpg
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Clergy Religious behaviour Group portraits