1939 Membership Statistics Vicariate Apostolic of Yüanling Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 686

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. Paul Ubinger, 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—Revs. Anthony Maloney, C.P., Francis Flaherty, C.P., William Westhoven, C.P.

Procurator—Rev. Arthur Benson, C.P.,   Passionist Procuration—6 Rue Clemenceau, 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. Paul Ubinger, C.P., Revs. Anthony Maloney, C.P., Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., Linus Lombard, C.P., Leo Berard, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P., Ronald Norris, C.P., Germain Heilmann, C.P.

Yungshun, Revs. Francis Flaherty, C.P., Marcellus White, C.P.

Chihkiang, Revs. William Westhoven, C.P., Gregory McEtterick [McEttrick], C.P.

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

Liulincha, Rev. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P.

Wuki, Rev. Joachim Beckes, C.P.

Kaotsun, Rev. Cyprian Frank, C.P.

Supu, Revs. Raphael Vance, C.P., Antoine DeGroeve, C.P.

Lungtan, Rev. Ernest Cunningham, C.P.

Kienyang, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, C.P.

Yungsui, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.

Paotsing, Revs. Nicholas Schneiders, C.P., Harold Travers, C.P.

Wangtsun, Rev. Cyprian Leonard, C.P.

Fenghwang, 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. Sr. Agnes Paula [Conefrey], in charge; Srs. 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 Fathers: 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: 3,627
Catecumens: 7,118

1937-1938 Prospectus—
Baptisms, Adults: 162
Baptisms, Infants: 186
Baptisms, In Articulo: 4,137
Baptisms, Total: 4,485
Deaths: 214
Marriages: 57
Confessions, Paschal: 2,076
Confessions, Devotional: 36,412
Communions, Paschal: 2,023
Communions, Devotional: 84,285
Confirmations: 310
Extreme Unctions: 187