This is a photograph of Father Dietz's posing with a little girl from Tungchen [now Dongzhen]. Born in New York, Fr. Dietz came to Maryknoll in 1915 and was ordained to the priesthood on September 11, 1916. He took his Perpetual Oath to the Society in 1930. He was assigned to Kongmoon in 1920 and in 1930 he became the Society Superior of the mission. He was a delegate to the first General Chapter of the Society in 1929. In 1932 he was named to the Synodal Commission in Peking. In 1937 he became Procurator General in Rome. He was active in teaching until his death.
Photographic prints, 10.8 x 6.6 cm.
impa-m3808 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-004-16-0010 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m3808 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-004-16-0010.jpg
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Clergy Children Portraits