Hong Kong

41 Collection results for Hong Kong

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File of material relating to Fr Edward Bourke SJ, taken from the Mission Office, 28 Upper Sherrard Street, Dublin

  • IE IJA J/64/2
  • File
  • 18 Decemeber 1946 - 4 May 1985
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr Edward Bourke SJ, taken from the Mission Office, 28 Upper Sherrard Street, Dublin (12 July 2011). Includes passport, and photographs; announcement of his death; obituaries and correspondence between Fr Bourke and Frs Thomas J. Martin and Vincent Murphy, Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin.

File of material relating to Fr John Carroll SJ taken from the Mission Office

  • IE IJA J/87/2
  • File
  • 8 February 1947 - 1957
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr John Carroll SJ, taken from the Mission Office, 28 Upper Sherrard St (12 July 2011). Includes newspaper
obituaries; probate of will; announcement of death; and correspondence between Fr Carroll and Fr Thomas J Martin SJ, Mission Office, Milltown Park and Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin.

File of mission material on Fr Peter Dunne SJ

  • IE IJA J/131/2
  • File
  • 3 November 1950 - 12 March 1957
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr Peter Dunne SJ including passport photographs, personal record, and correspondence in the main from Fr Dunne to Fr Thomas J. Martin, Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. (Nickname - Pinky Dunne, due to pink cheeks).

Fr Gerald L Kennedy SJ

Catalogue entries for Fr Gerald L Kennedy SJ (1930; 1934); and a letter by Fr Harold E Craig SJ, St Joseph's, Leigh, Lancashire to the Irish Fr Provincial on hearing of Fr Kennedy's death (10 February 1949, 4pp). Includes a CD of photographs, sent by the Fr Michael Head SJ, Province Archivist, Australian Jesuit Province to Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ, Province Archivist, Irish Jesuit Province containing a small collection of photos of the Irish mission at Hong Kong taken by Fr Gerald L Kennedy SJ (26 April 2007).

Kennedy, Gerald L, 1889-1949, Jesuit priest and medical doctor

Hong Kong Mission

Many Jesuit Provinces had missions in China before 1926 when the Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong, Fr Henry Valtorta (1883-1953), invited the Irish Jesuits to his vicariate. In October 1926, Frs George Byrne (1879-1962) and John Neary (1889-1983) left Dublin for Hong Kong, which became a Mission for the Irish Province. They were joined, in early 1927, by Fr Daniel Finn (1886-1936) from Australia and later by Frs Richard Gallagher (1887-1960), Patrick Joy (1892-1970) and Daniel MacDonald (1891-1957).

The initial work of the mission concentrated in Hong Kong, with some teaching in Canton and Macao. Their works involved: reviving the Catholic journal, ‘The Rock’; the opening of a hostel (Ricci Hall) for Chinese Catholic students at the University of Hong Kong (1929-); their involvement in the Regional Seminary, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (1931-1964), Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (1932-) and Wah Yan College, Kowloon (1952-). Some lecturing occurred in the university, in areas such as archaeology, education, engineering, and geography. In Canton, Frs Michael Saul (1884-1932) and Joseph McCullough (1892-1932) died from cholera. Hong Kong was under Japanese occupation 1941 - 1945. The Irish Jesuits organised a school for refugees from Hong Kong in Macao and the Regional Seminary was also moved to Macao. Wah Yan College was closed in 1941 and reopened in 1945. Fr Thomas Ryan’s account “Jesuits under Fire in the siege of Hong Kong 1941” deals fully with this time.

After World War Two, the Irish Jesuits established a language school, student centre and parish in Canton. They were expelled by the Communists in [1953]. Wah Yan College grew and developed and further works included the foundation of a university hostel at Kingsmead Hall, Singapore and at Xavier Hall, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Other works of note that Irish Jesuits had a hand in establishing and running in Hong Kong include: the Hong Kong Housing Society (1938); Wah Yan Relief Association (1938); Shoeshine Boys Club (1952-1962); the Credit Union Movement (1962); Rehabilitation Centre for the Handicapped (1962); Catholic Marriage Advisory Council (1963); Road Safety Association for Schools (1964); Industrial Relations Institute (1968); Chinese Opera in English (1960s); Fisherman’s Children School (1960s) and Welfare for Police in the Training School. In 1966, Hong Kong became a Jesuit Vice-Province and in 1985, the Province of Macau-Hong Kong was established. Today, Hong Kong is a unit within the Chinese Jesuit Province.

Over a hundred Irish Jesuits have served in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Singapore - 30 of whom are buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hong Kong and two in mainland China.

Irish Jesuit Mission to Hong Kong, 1926-1966

Irish mission office material on Fr Thomas FitzGerald SJ

  • IE IJA J/149/2
  • File
  • 28 September 1954 - 1967 (-1970)
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of Irish mission office material relating to Fr Thomas FitzGerald SJ. Includes passport photographs; announcement of death; personal record; correspondence between Miss Eva Fitzgerald, Patient, Waterford County and City Infirmary, Waterford (sister of Fr Thomas) and Fr Provincial regarding her application for assistance from the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association; and correspondence between Fr Fitzgerald and Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ, Mission Office, Dublin.

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial to Rector [St Mary's, Emo] concerning books needed by the Australian Province for five scholastics from Hong Kong

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Rector [St Mary's, Emo] concerning books needed by the Australian Province for five scholastics from Hong Kong. Refers also to a Scholastic who wishes now to be a Brother. Asks if the individual must do the Noviceship again. Includes a page with pencil notations.

Kieran, Laurence J, 1881-1945, Jesuit priest

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Matthew J. Byrne, Kerry relating some incidents which occurred during the era of the Penal Laws

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Matthew J. Byrne, Kerry (brother of Frs. George and William Byrne SJ), relating some incidents which occurred during the era of the Penal Laws. Includes information on a ‘penal law Altar preserved in a house at Causeway with vestments and altar furniture, all ready for Mass…in a concealed hollow in wall of bedroom of house once occupied by a Fr Neilan.’

Letters from Fr John Fahy SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ

A file of letters from Fr John Fahy SJ (Vice-Provincial of the Vice-Province 19 March 1931-25 August 1939) to Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ. Includes a letter referring to a visit to the Hong Kong Mission. Remarks 'Your men are doing glorious work there I had expected great things; the reality surpassed my expectations. That will become a first class mission.' (25 February 1937, 2pp). Includes a letter referring to plans for a retreat house and scholasticate at Sydney. Refers to the Archbishop of Perth and his desire for the Jesuit fathers to build a college in Perth. Remarks '...he wishes to get the Jesuits into his diocese. It does not seem to have occurred to him that the people of Perth would be expected to support any Jesuit Fathers who work there. So we exchange letters on this question of filthy lucre.' (1 April 1937, 2pp). Includes a letter expressing his thanks to Fr Kieran SJ for writing about the Australian Jesuits studying in Ireland. Remarks '...I am most grateful for your interest in them and your care of them. Other Provincials never write about our men: all we get is the bill and the exam results...' Refers to his own position as Provincial of the Vice-Province. Remarks 'Yes, our period of office is drawing to a close...I long for the day... Boys oh Boys, think of it: no more "relationes", no more triennial papers, no more elenchi, no more building, no more administratio temporalis, no more...peace perfect peace.' (21 April 1937, 2pp). Includes a letter referring to the proposed opening of a scholasticate in January 1938 (25 October 1938, 1p).

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr John Meagher SJ to Irish Fr Provincial (John R. MacMahon SJ and Thomas Byrne)

A file of letters from Fr John Meagher SJ (Vice-Provincial of the Vice-Province 25 August 1939-1 October 1947) to Irish Fr Provincial (John R. MacMahon SJ and Thomas Byrne). Includes a letter referring to an offer by the Apostolic Delegate to take a minor seminary in New Zealand in 1947. Asks if four or five young priests could be sent out. Remarks 'We have offers of work from practically every Bishop in Australia and must refuse for want of men. Our recruiting is bad and I really don't know what to do to remedy the trouble.' (10 November 1945, 1p). Includes a letter referring to a request by Fr Dan O'Connell SJ for Fr Richard Ingram SJ to help with his work in the Riverview Observatory. (18 March 1946, 1p). Includes a number of letters concerning Fr Cooney and his ill health. Includes a letter remarking 'He (Fr Cooney) wants to return to Hong Kong in September but I think you realise his return there would probably settle his chances of ever doing any more work...I think that Fr Cooney will never be really fit to return to Hong Kong (15 May 1946, 1p). Includes a letter referring to proposals to open colleges in Adelaide and Brisbane. Remarks due to the shortage of Jesuit Fathers that this is impossible. (27 June 1946, 1p).

Meagher, John, 1895-1972, Jesuit priest

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Fergus Cronin

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Fergus Cronin SJ written during his time as a chaplain while serving in the Royal Artillery Service Corps in Barry, South Wales; the Faeroe Islands; 101 Military Convalescent Depot, Grange Camp, Bedford and with Paiforce in Iraq. Includes:

  • His first letter reporting that he has been informed by the War Office of his appointment as military chaplain effective from 11 May 1942 (24 April 1942, 1p.);
  • References to the question of his direct repatriation to Hong Kong (9 January – 22 July 1946, 5 items) and waiting in Haifa in July 1946 to go to Cairo, there to await repatriation to Hong Kong.

Cronin, Fergus, 1909-1990, Jesuit priest

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Matthias Bodkin SJ written during his time as chaplain in the Royal Navy

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Matthias Bodkin SJ written during his time as chaplain in the Royal Navy based at R.N. Base, Derry, Northern Ireland (refers to trips to the Arctic Circle and Western Australia) and serving on the battleship H.M.S. Anson in the East. Includes;

  • Letter concerning his finances (February 1945, 10pp) and draft of Fr Provincial’s reply (25 February 1945, 2pp);
  • Letter from Sergeant Major D.J. Fitzgerald (R.M. Detachment) of H.M.S. Anson describing Fr Bodkin’s activities in Malta (4 June 1945, 3pp);
  • Letters describing his trip to Hong Kong, his visit with the Mission there (12 August – 25 October 1945, 12 items);
  • News of the various Jesuits in Hong Kong and how they have fared during the occupation;
  • Description of Tokyo (December 1945, 2 items); a ‘rough memory draft’ of his expenditure (1p.)
  • Draft copy of letter from the Provincial to Fr Bodkin concerning his finances (5 January 1946, 2pp) (letter was never sent).

Bodkin, Matthias, 1896-1973, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Material relating to Fr Daniel Donnelly SJ taken from the Mission Office

File of material relating to Fr Daniel Donnelly SJ, taken from the Mission Office, 28 Upper Sherrard St (12 July 2011). Includes passport
photographs of Frs Daniel and Leo Donnelly; personal record; document entitled ‘The Irish Jesuit Mission in Hong Kong: A retrospect’ by Fr Donnelly from the Irish Ecclesiastical Record (1937); and correspondence between Fr Donnelly and Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin.

Donnelly, Daniel, 1898-1975, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Fr Edward Bourke SJ and life on the missions

  • IE IJA J/64/1
  • File
  • 27 October 1924-29 April 1985
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Edward Bourke SJ and life on the missions including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincial on volunteering for the missions, his work travelling back to Ireland, letters from Fr Bourke's family, passport photographs and catalogue entry.

Material relating to Fr Jeremiah Hogan SJ

A file relating to Fr Jeremiah Hogan SJ. Includes documents relating to his ill health (TB), his move from Hong Kong to Australia and his death in Australia.

Hogan, Jeremiah J, 1903-1986, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Fr Martin Cryan SJ taken from the Mission Office

File of material relating to Fr Martin Cryan SJ taken from the Mission Office, 28 Upper Sherrard St (12 July 2011). Includes passport photographs; menology; personal record; announcement of death; obituary; and correspondence between Fr Cryan and Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ, Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin.

Material relating to Fr Maurice F Headon SJ from the Irish Jesuit Missions Office

  • IE IJA J/181/2
  • File
  • 7 December 1949 - 28 July 1961
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr Maurice F Headon SJ from the Irish Jesuit Missions Office. Includes passport photograph; mortuary card; personal record; and correspondence between Fr Headon SJ and Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ, Irish Jesuit Missions Office, Dublin. Also includes letters from former students of Fr Headon.

Material relating to Fr Patrick J Cunningham SJ taken from the Mission Office

File of material relating to Fr Patrick J Cunningham SJ taken from the Mission Office, 28 Upper Sherrard St (12 July 2011). Includes
announcement and details of his death, following an air accident over Vietnam; articles on the air accident from newspapers, including an image of Fr Cunningham; official documentation recording his death; personal record; travel details and correspondence between Fr Cunningham and Fr Thomas J. Martin, Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin.

Material relating to Fr Richard Gallagher SJ from mission office

  • IE IJA J/161/10
  • File
  • 22 November 1946 - 8 September 1960
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr Richard Gallagher SJ, including photographs, passport, announcement of death, personal recor,; obituaries, and letters from Fr Gallagher to Fr Thomas J Martin, Mission Office, Dublin and Fr Eddie Bourke SJ 19 Kickham Street, Carrick-on-Suir, county Tipperary.

Material relating to Fr Richard J Kennedy SJ

  • IE IJA J/216/1
  • File
  • 7 July 1924-26 March 1960
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Richard J Kennedy SJ including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and curia, personal record and application to join the Society.

Mission bulletin entitled ‘Irish Jesuits in China’

Mission bulletin No.2 entitled ‘Irish Jesuits in China’, which mentions the work and demand for the services of Fr Gallagher. Gives brief background information on Fr Gallagher.

Irish Jesuit Missions, Dublin, 1945-

Mission office material on Fr Richard J Kennedy SJ

  • IE IJA J/216/3
  • Item
  • 1941 - 12 August 1986
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of material relating to Fr Richard J Kennedy SJ. Includes personal record; passport photographs; photographs; article entitled ‘What I saw of the Red Terror in China’ (1954); newspaper clippings on the arrest, ‘trial’ and release of Fr Kennedy in Canton (1953); certificate of post-war credit and financial statements from the Midland Bank Limited and correspondence between Fr Kennedy and Fr Thomas J Martin SJ, Mission Office, Dublin.

Photographs of Fr Patrick Joy SJ, his friends and members of his family

A file of black and white photographs of Fr Patrick Joy SJ, his friends and [members of his family]. Many of the photographs depict Fr Joy in Hong Kong. Includes:

  • ordination of Jesuits in Hong Kong;
  • blessing children in Malacca during St Francis Xavier centenary celebrations [1949];
  • week-end retreats;
  • Penang Hill (1949);
  • hostel site, Kings Road, Hong Kong (October 1953);
  • Petaling Jaya;
  • Peel Road, Kuala Lumpur (1958);
  • Mrs [Tempairy] and Winnie, Red Lodge, Oakwood Lane, Leeds, England;
  • Irish Jesuit scholastics in two rows. Patrick Joy, front row, extreme right. Aubrey Gwynn, back row, second from left [1912]-[1924].

Photographs of Fr Richard Gallagher SJ on his voyage to Hong Kong and photographs of Hong Kong

Black and white photographs of Fr Richard Gallagher SJ on his voyage to China and photographs of China.

  • 'Shadow of 'Mongolia' on bank of Canal (Suez) about 7.30', 5 October 1927;
  • 'Monsoon in China Sea', 20 October 1927;
  • 'Cecilia, Two [ ] The Coolie is wearing a mackintosh D' [1928] - [1938];
  • Fr Richard Gallagher SJ at his desk [1928] - [1938];
  • Fr Richard Gallagher SJ in Ireland [1945]-[1947];
  • 'Left to right standing - Father H. Morris, Con Lynch, M O'Flanagan, Mosignir Collins, Monsignir Crowley. Seated Fr Michael Sheehy, Fr Tom Lynch';
  • 'At a party given for Fr Dick by two lawyer friends' [1950] - [1962];

Photographs of Fr Thomas Byrne SJ

Photographs in possession of Fr Thomas Byrne SJ including:

  • individual photographs of Fr Thomas Byrne SJ (4 items);
  • group photograph including Frs Laurence Kearns, Thomas Byrne, Br - , - , - , Sean McCarron, - , at Dollymount, Manresa, Dublin [1948]-[1952);
  • photographs of Fr Thomas Byrne SJ visiting schools in Asia (2 items);
  • group photograph of Fr Thomas Byrne SJ with others, in white cassocks;
  • group photograph of Irish Jesuits in Zambia, including Fr Thomas Byrne SJ in centre, with Bishop James Corboy SJ;
  • group photographs of Irish Jesuits in Hong Kong (although Fr Thomas Byrne SJ, Superior of the Hong Kong Jesuits, 1957-1960, these photographs postdate that time (5 items);

Triennial Documents, 1923 - 1926

Documents for Ireland and Hong Kong.

  • House Histories (Historia Domus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum).

Typed manuscript by Fr Edward Bourke SJ entitled ‘Steering neutral in troubled waters Hong Kong 1941-1945’

Typed manuscript by Fr Edward Bourke SJ entitled ‘Steering neutral in troubled waters Hong Kong 1941-1945’. Includes letter from Fr Bourke to Fergus, possibly, Fr Fergus Cronin SJ, in which he explain the idea behind the manuscript, ‘to have something ready if a sequel to Jesuits Under Fire was to be published (book by Fr Thomas Ryan SJ on the Jesuits in Honk Kong during the Second World War).

Work of Fr Harold E Craig SJ in China and India

  • IE IJA J/106/1
  • File
  • 4 November 1933 - 31 December 1946
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to the work of Fr Harold E Craig SJ in China and India. Includes correspondence concerning difficulties with Fr Craig in both missions and his recall to Ireland.