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Title
Lepers at Sheklung, China, 1918
Date Created and/or Issued
1918-2004
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 children and adults at the leprosarium at Sheklung. In the photograph is a visiting Fr. James A. Walsh, founder of Maryknoll.
Born in Massachusetts and educated at Boston public schools, Bp. Walsh attended Boston College and Harvard University before entering St. John's Seminary at age 19. He was ordained on May 20, 1892. He spent the first ten years as a priest in pastoral work at St. Patrick's Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. In 1903 his mission spirit came alive when he was appointed Diocesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. As Director, Father Walsh founded "The Field Afar", a publication to supplement the Annals of the SPF. In 1910, Fr. Walsh met Fr. Thomas F. Price of North Carolina at the Eucharistic Congress in Montreal. They worked out a plan for the American foreign mission seminary. The plan was approved by the American Hierarchy and Pope Pius X in 1911. In 1912, property was purchased to build a Seminary in Ossining, NY. In 1917 Maryknoll was ready to go to the missions and Fr. Walsh traveled through the Orient in search of a mission. Bishop de Guebriant in South China entrusted his mission in Yeungkong and Loting in the care of Maryknoll. The first mission set out for China in 1918. In 1933 Fr. Walsh was consecrated Titular Bishop of Siene. Bishop Walsh lived to ordain thirty-seven Maryknollers and to consecrate as Bishop his first Seminarian, Francis X. Ford. Bishop Walsh died in 1936 and is buried at Maryknoll.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints 12.6 x 9.6 cm.
Identifier
impa-m7027 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-MKL-China-023-02-0003
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m7027
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-023-02-0003.jpg
Subject
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Leprosy
Missionary work
General views
Time Period
1918
Place
China
Sheklung
Source
MKL/China/023/02/0003 [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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