1946 Membership Statistics Vicariate Apostolic of Yüanling * Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 873

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., Linus Lombard, C.P., Caspar Caulfield, C.P., Francis Flaherty, C.P.

Supu, Very Rev. Raphael Vance, C.P.

Chihkiang, Revs. Marcellus White, C.P., Wendelin Moore, C.P.

Paotsing, Rev. Rupert Langenbacher, C.P.

Yungshun, Rev. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P.

Wangtsun, Rev. Cyprian Leonard, C.P.

Chenki, Revs. Quentin Olwell, C.P., Kieran Richardson, C.P.

Yungsui, Rev. Antoine DeGroeve, C.P.

Liulincha, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, C.P.

Lungtan, Nicholas Schneiders, C.P.

Kaotsun, Rev. Germain Heilman, C.P.

Wuki, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.


Yüanling. Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, N. J.   Address: Little Flower Convent, Yüanling, Huanan [sic], China. Sister Loretta Halligan, Supr; Sisters Finan Griffin, LL.D., Sebastian Curley, Patricia Rose Hurley, Alma M. [Maria] Gilmartin, Beata M. Zorilla [Zarillo].

Wuki. Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, N.J.   Address: Catholic Mission, Wuki, Kuanchuang, Hunan, China. Sisters Carita Pendergast, Jane Marie [Farrell].

Chihkiang. Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pa.—Sister M. Mark Mullen, Supr.; Sisters Christina Werth, Rosario Goss, Mary Joseph Yung [Lung].

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

Chungking. Editor, “China Correspondent,” Rev. Cormac Shanahan, C.P.

U.S.A. on Mission leave: Revs. Arthur Benson, C.P., William Westhoven, C.P., Timothy McDermott, C.P., Anthony Maloney, C.P., Ernest Cunningham, C.P., Reginald Arliss, C.P., Harold Travers, C.P., Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., Ronald Norris, 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], Magdalena [Ivan].

Emergency War Relief Activities

Refugee Camps (12): Refugees Registered: 10,182
Refugee Schools (4): Refugee Children: 520
Relief Hospitals (2): Beds: 150
Hospitals: In-patients Registered: 24,307
Hospitals: Out-patient treatments: 225,241
Bombing Victims: Cared for and Fed: 1,552


Vicar Apostolic: 1
Passionist Fathers: 38
Sisters of Charity: 13
Sisters of St. Joseph: 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: 1,017
Baptisms, Infants: 486
Baptisms, In articulo: 2,497
Baptisms, Total: 4,000
Deaths: 225
Marriages: 117
Confessions, Paschal: 3,004
Confessions, Devotional: 50,490
Communions, Paschal: 3,004
Communions, Devotional: 96,024
Confirmations: 379
Extreme Unctions: 432

* Reprinted from 1945 edition.