1944 Membership Statistics Vicariate Apostolic of Yüanling Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 848

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, 1901 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. Raphael Vance, C.P.

Vicariate Council—Revs. Quentin Olwell, C.P., William Westhoven, C.P., Francis Flaherty, C.P.

Minor Seminary—Rev. Reginald Arliss, C.P.

Superior of Districts—Revs. Francis Flaherty, C.P., Marcellus White, C.P.


Yüanling, Very Rev. Paul Ubinger, C.P., Revs. Cyprian Frank, C.P., Michael A. Campbell, C.P. (Chaplain), Linus Lombard, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P., Denis Fogarty, C.P., Caspar Caulfield, C.P. (Bishop’s Secretary), L. Hudswell, S.F.M.

Supu, Very Rev. Raphael Vance, C.P., Rev. T. Morrisey, S.F.M.

Chihkiang, Revs. Marcellus White, C.P., Wendelin Moore, C.P., J. McGoey, S.F.M.

Paotsing, Revs. Harold Travers, C.P., Rupert Langenbacher, C.P.

Yungshun, Revs. Francis Flaherty, C.P., J. Kelley, S.F.M.

Wangtsun, Revs. Cyprian Leonard, C.P., A. McRae, S.F.M.

Chenki, Revs. Quentin Olwell, C.P., Kiernan [Kieran] Richardson, C.P.

Fenghwang, Rev. Ernest Cunningham, C.P.

Kienyang, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, C.P.

Yungsui, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.

Liulincha, Rev. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P.

Luki, Rev. Antoine DeGroeve, C.P.

Lungtan, Nicholas Schneiders, C.P.

Kaotsun, Rev. Germain Heilman, C.P.

Wuki, Rev. Cormac Shanahan, C.P.


Yüanling. Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, New Jersey.   Address: Convent of the Little Flower, Yüanling, Huanan [Hunan], China. Sister Mary Finan Griffin, LL.D., Superioress. Sisters Alma Maria Gilmartin, Loretta Halligan, Patricia Rose Hurley, Sebastian Curley, Beata Maria Zorilla [Zarillo], Theresa Yuan [Tuan].
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada—Sisters Julitta, Angela, Catherine, Genevieve, St. Martin.
Works—School, Dispensary, Home for Aged, Embroidery School, Hospital.

Wuki. Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, New Jersey.   Address, Catholic Mission, Wuki, Kuan Chang, Hunan, China. Sisters Carita Prendergast [Pendergast], Jane Marie [Farrell].

Chihkiang. Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania.—Sister Mary Mark Mullen, Superioress; Sisters Christina Wirth [Werth], Magdalena Ivan, Rosario Goss, Mary Joseph Lung.

Peking. Language School.—Rev. Leo Berard, C.P., Director; Revs. Venard Johnson, C.P., Linus McSheffrey, C.P., William Whelan, C.P., Leonard Amrdein [Amrhein], C.P., Aloysius O’Malley, C.P.

U.S.A., on Mission leave: Rev. Arthur Benson, C.P., Procurator, St. Michael Monastery, 1901 West St., Union City, N.J.; Revs. Timothy McDermott, C.P., Anthony Maloney, C.P., William Westhoven, C.P., Ronald Norris, C.P., Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., James Lambert, C.P.   Sisters of Charity: Sisters Agnes Paula [Conefrey], Theresa Miriam [Beschel], Ethelberta [Carson].   Sisters of St. Joseph: Sisters St. Anne [Callahan], Catherine [Davenport].

Emergency War Relief Activities

Refugee Camps (12): Refugees Registered: 10,182
Refugee Schools (4): Refugee Children: 520
Relief Hospitals (2): Beds: 150
Hospitals: Inpatients Registered: 2,794
Hospitals: Outpatient treatments: 156,227
Bombing Victims: Cared for and Fed: 1,552


Vicar Apostolic: 1
Passionist Fathers: 38
Scarboro Foreigh Mission Fathers: 5
Sisters of Charity: 13
Sisters of St. Joseph: 6
Grey Sisters of Immaculate Conception: 6
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: 7,581
Catecumens: 4,375
Baptisms, Adults: 854
Baptisms, Infants: 360
Baptisms, In articulo: 3,851
Baptisms, Total: 5,065
Deaths: 225
Marriages: 73
Confessions, Paschal: 3,004
Confessions, Devotional: 37,980
Communions, Paschal: 3,004
Communions, Devotional: 90,899
Confirmations: 114
Extreme Unctions: 102