1937 Membership Statistics Vicariate Apostolic of Yüanling Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 651

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. Quentin Olwell, C.P.

Religious Superior—Very Rev. Flavian Mullins, C.P.

Vicariate Council—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 Rev. Flavian Mullins, C.P., Revs. William Westhoven, C.P. and Timothy McDermott, C.P.

Procurator—Rev. Arthur Benson, C.P., Rev. Paul Ubinger, C.P.   Passionist Procure: 5 Rue Dubail, Hankow, Hupeh, China.

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


Yüanling, Very Rev. Quentin Olwell, C.P., in charge; Revs. Anthony Maloney, C.P., Ronald Norris, C.P., Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P., Marcellus White, C.P.

Yungshun, Rev. Nicholas Schneiders, C.P.

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

Chenki, Very Rev. Flavian Mullins, C.P., Rev. James Lambert, C.P.

Liulincha, Rev. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P.

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

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

Kaotsun, Rev. Cyprian Frank, C.P., Cyprian Leonard, C.P.

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

Fenghwang, Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P.


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

Wuki. Sisters of Charity Srs. Agnes Paula [Conefrey], Electa [McDermott], Carita [Pendergast] and Mary Joseph Chang. (Women’s catecumenate, dispensary, creche.)

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: 1
Passionist Priests: 32
Sisters of Charity: 12
Sisters of St. Joseph: 6
Missions with Resident Priests: 14
Churches: 7
Oratories: 15
Schools: 7
Catecumenates: 14
Catecumens: 547
Catechists: 59
Catholic Population: 3,117
Pagan Population: 4,500,000
Confessions (annual): 1,511
Communions (annual): 1,511
Confessions (devotion): 29,087
Communions (devotion): 61,652
Extreme Unctions: 144
Marriages: 27
Deaths: [blank]
Baptisms, Adults: 72
Baptisms, In Articulo: 1,169
Baptisms, Infants: 123
Baptisms, Total: 1,364
Dispensaries: 13
Cases Treated: 52,929

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