Born Herbert Mullin on July 19, 1916, he was the son of James Mullin and Elizabeth Gantly Mullin. He received his elementary education in Jersey City, New Jersey and went to St. Michael’s Monastery School, Union City, New Jersey. He went to the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Dunkirk, New York. He professed his vows on August 15, 1938. His religious name was Lawrence. He was ordained May 5, 1945. In 1946 he and eight other Passionists went to China to study Chinese at the language school in Peking. In 1947 he was appointed secretary to Bishop Cuthbert O’Gara, C.P. In August 1949 when Hunan was taken over, Father Mullin, Bishop O’Gara, Fathers Ubinger, Lombard, Hotz, and Garvey were under house arrest in Yuanling. He was expelled in 1954. After a short while in the United States, in 1958 he went to the Philippines where he was a parish priest at Norala in 1958; Milbuk in 1959, Tupi in 1963, and Polomolok in 1973. From 1974 until 1980 he was a retreat master in the Philippines.
July 19, 1916
August 15, 1938
May 5, 1945
March 30, 1980
Lawrence of the Sacred Heart Mullin