1938 Membership Statistics Vicariate Apostolic of Yüanling Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 671

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 M. 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. Raphael Vance, C.P., William Westhoven, C.P., Francis Flaherty, C.P.

Minor Seminary—Revs. Leo Joseph Berard, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P.

Superior of Districts—Very Rev. Quentin B. Olwell, C.P., Revs. Paul Ubinger, C.P., William Westhoven, C.P.

Procurator—Rev. Arthur Benson, C.P.,   Passionist Procuration—5 Rue Dubail, Hankow, Hupeh, China.

Fides Service Correspondent—Rev. Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., Catholic Mission, Yüanling, Hunan.

Local Procurator—Rev. Linus Lombard, C.P., Catholic Mission, Yüanling, Hunan.


Yüanling, Very Rev. Quentin Olwell, C.P., in charge; Revs. Anthony Maloney, C.P., Cyprian Leonard, C.P., Cooperators; Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., Linus Lombard, C.P., Leo Berard, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P., Ronald Norris, C.P., Michael Campbell, C.P., Germaine Hielman [Germain Heilmann], C.P., Denis Fogarty, C.P.

Yungshun, Revs. Paul Ubinger, C.P., Marcellus White, C.P.

Chihkiang, Revs. William Westhoven, 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.

Kaotsun, Rev. Cyprian Frank, C.P.

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

Lungtan, Rev. Ernest Cunningham, C.P.

Kienyang, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, C.P.

Yungsui, Rev. Gregory McEttrick, C.P.

Paotsing, Rev. Nicholas Schneiders, C.P.

Wangtsun, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.

Fenghuang, Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P.


Yüanling. Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, New Jersey.   Address: Convent of the Little Flower, Yüanling, Hunan, China. Sr. Mary Finan Griffin, LL.D., Superioress; Srs. Alma Marie [Alma Maria Gilmartin], Loretta Halligan, Patricia Rose Hurley, Miriam Therese [Theresa Miriam Beschel], Theresa Tuan, Sebastian [Curley].
Works—School, Dispensary, Home for Aged, Embroidery School

Wuki. Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, New Jersey.   Address: Catholic Mission, Wuki, Kuan Chang, Hunan, China. Srs. Agnes Paula [Conefrey], in charge; Electa McDermott, Carita [Pendergast], Mary Joseph Chang.
Works—School, Orphanage, Dispensary.

Chihkiang. Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pa.—Sr. Christina Wirth [Werth], Superioress; Srs. St. Anne Callahan, Magdalena Ivan, Mark Mullen, Rosario Goss, Catherine Davenport, Mary Joseph Lung.
Works—School, Orphanage, Dispensary.


Vicar Apostolic: 1
Passionist Priests: 33
Sisters of Charity: 11
Sisters of St. Joseph: 7
Missions with Resident Priests: 15
Missions without Resident Priests: 18
Churches: 6
Oratories, Chapels: 27
Catecumenates: 14
Catechists: 55
Pagan Population: 4,500,000
Catholics: 3,279
Catecumens: 6,855

1936-1937 Prospectus—
Baptisms, Adults: 138
Baptisms, Infants: 125
Baptisms, In Articulo: 1,450
Baptisms, Total: 1,713
Deaths: 101
Marriages: 32
Confessions, Paschal: 1,698
Confessions, Devotional: 34,540
Communions, Paschal: 1,681
Communions, Devotional: 77,285
Confirmations: 259
Extreme Unctions: 51