1936 Membership Statistics Vicariate Apostolic of Yüanling Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 640

Area = 15,400 square miles.

Erected as Prefecture-Apostolic, March 13, 1925, and confided to the American Passionists, with headquarters at St. Michael’s Monastery, 381 West St., Union City, N.J.

Most Reverend Cuthbert O’Gara, C.P., D.D., Vicar Apostolic; ordained May 26, 1915; appointed Prefect-Apostolic February 12, 1930; consecrated October 28, 1934.

Vicar Delegate—Very Rev. Flavian Mullins, C.P.

Religious Superior—Very Rev. William Westhoven, C.P.

Vicariate Council—Very Revs. Anthony Maloney, C.P., Timothy McDermott, C.P., Paul Ubinger, C.P.

Minor Seminary, Yüanling—Revs. Leo Berard, C.P., Michael Anthony Campbell, C.P.

Superiors of Districts—Very Revs. William Westhoven, C.P., Timothy McDermott, C.P., Flavian Mullins, C.P.

Procurator—Very Rev. Quentin Olwell, C.P., Rev. Arthur Benson, C.P.   Passionist Procure: 5 Rue Dubail, Hankow, Hupeh, China.

Correspondent for Fides Service—Rev. Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P.


Yüanling, Very Rev. Flavian Mullins, C.P., in charge; Revs. Cyprian Leonard, C.P., Harold Travers, C.P., Ronald Norris, C.P., Paul Ubinger, C.P., Nicholas Schneiders, C.P., Justin Moore, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P., Marcellus White, C.P., Antoine DeGroeve, C.P.

Yungshun, Very Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P., in charge; Rev. Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P.

Chihkiang, Very Rev. William Westhoven, C.P., Revs. Linus Lombard, C.P., Harold Travers, C.P.

Chenki, Revs. Anthony Maloney, C.P., James Lambert, C.P.

Liulincha, Rev. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P.

Wuki, Revs. Francis Flaherty, C.P., Joachim Beckes, C.P.

Luki, Rev. Dennis [Denis] Fogarty, C.P.

Kaotsun, Rev. Cyprian Frank, C.P.

Supu, Revs. Raphael Vance, C.P., Dominic Langenbacker [Langenbacher], C.P.

Lungtan, Rev. Ernest Cunningham, C.P.

Yungsui, Rev. Gregory McEttrick, C.P.

Wangtsun, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.

Paotsing, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, C.P.


Yüanling. Sisters of Charity (Mother House, Convent Station, N.J.).—Address: Little Flower Convent, Yüanling, Hunan, China. Sr. Angela [Agnes] Paula [Conefrey], Superioress; Srs. M. Loretta Halligan, M. Patricia Rose Hurley, M. Teresa Tan [M. Theresa Tuan], Ethelberta Carson, Electa McDermott. Srs. Finar [M. Finan Griffin], Theresa Miriam [Beschel], Sebastian [Curley], Alma Marie [Alma Maria Gilmartin], Carita [Pendergast], Mary Joseph Chang. (Novitiate, women’s catecumenate, orphanage, dispensary creche, school).

Chihkiang. Sisters of St. Joseph (Mother House, Baden, Pa.).—Address: Sisters of St. Joseph, Chihkiang, Hunan, China. Sr. M. Christina Werth, Superioress: Srs. M. St. Anne Callahan, M. Magdalena Ivan, M. Mark Mullen, Rosario Goss, Catherine [Davenport] (Virginate, school, women’s catechumenate, orphanage, dispensary, creche).


Vicar Apostolic, Most Rev. Cuthbert Martin O’Gara, C.P.
Passionist Priests: 31
Sisters of Charity: 13
Sisters of St. Joseph: 6
Missions with Resident Priests: 14
Churches: 7
Oratories: 15
Schools: 7
Catecumenates: 21
Catecumens: 496
Catechists: 55
Catholic Population: 3,002
Pagan Population: 4,500,000
Confessions (annual): 1,396
Communions (annual): 1,396
Confessions (devotion): 28,420
Communions (devotion): 62,918
Extreme Unctions: 80
Marriages: 28
Deaths: [blank]
Baptisms, Adults: 151
Baptisms, In Articulo: 2,049
Baptisms, Infants: 114
Baptisms, Total: 2,314
Dispensaries: 13
Cases Treated: 52,929

N.B.—These missions may be reached through the American Mission Procurator, Rev. Theophane Maguire, C.P., The Sign, Union City, N.J.