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Title
Fr. R. Kennelly with orphans at Luoding, China, 1934
Creator
Lavin, Fr
Date Created and/or Issued
1934-10-02
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 Fr. Kennelly sitting in a chair outdoors, surrounded by his "flock" of orphans and four Maryknoll Sisters who are standing in the back row.
Born in New York, Fr. Kennelly came to Maryknoll in 1916 and was hoping to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, a Jesuit, who served many years in Shanghai. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1926 and left for Kongmoon, China, the same year. He began work in the Loting Orphanage and in 1936 considered it a great honor to bring the body of Maryknoll co-founder Rev. Thomas F. Price back to Maryknoll. He returned to Kongmoon in 1937 as Society Superior of that mission and held the role until 1948. The Loting Mission was often bombed or attacked by bandits. His work ended in 1951 in Kongmoon when he was arrested, interrogated and expelled to Hong Kong. In 1951 he started another 25 year career missioned in Hawaii.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 11.2 x 6.7 cm.
Identifier
impa-m4403 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-MKL-China-007-12-0006
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m4403
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-007-12-0006.jpg
Subject
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Clergy
Abandoned children
Group portraits
Time Period
1934-10-02
Place
China
Luoding
Source
MKL/China/007/12/0006 [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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