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Lawrence F. Asma C.M.


This article chronicles the lives of American Daughters of Charity in the Jiangxi Province of China. Some worked in a country mission in Taiwo and some worked in the city of Ganzhou. Sometimes using the sisters’ own words, the article describes their journey to their mission in Taiwo, their medical and spiritual ministry to the sick poor, and their flights from the communists in March and August 1930. During one of two sieges of Ganzhou, the sisters there continued to nurse the sick. The Daughters worked in Shanghai and elsewhere after leaving Taiwo and Ganzhou, but they ultimately had to leave China. Five eventually returned, serving until their second and final exile in the 1950s.