A photograph of Frs. LaCroix and Toomey as they take a stroll in the Imperial gardens of the old Ming Emperors at Guilin. Born in Massachusetts, Fr. Toomey came to Maryknoll in 1921 and was ordained to the priesthood on January 26, 1930. His first assignment was to Wuchow, China in 1930. In 1936 he moved to Kweilin. In 1940 his health brought him back to the United States. He returned to China briefly but eventually served the people of Hawaii. -- Born in Massachusetts, Fr. Lacroix entered Maryknoll in 1921 after years as an electrician, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 1932. He was assigned to Wuchow and served two terms as Consultor before returning to the United States during the war. He was a professor of French at the Maryknoll Seminary and then returned to Hong Kong China until 1950. In 1952 he was assigned to Taiwan where he labored until 1979.
Photographic prints, 9.1 x 11.4 cm. photographs
impa-m3047 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-001-12-0003 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m3047 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-001-12-0003.jpg
Botanical gardens Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Exterior views