July 6, 2018

From the Archives

Hoosier missionary in Japan

In this photo, Maryknoll Father Clarence Witte reads to children in Japan. Father Clarence, a native of Richmond, was ordained a Maryknoll missionary priest in 1935. He served in Japan from 1947-66, including a five-year term as the regional superior of priests of his order in Japan. Following his assignment in Japan, Father Clarence was sent to Bolivia to minister to Japanese immigrants. In 1976, he returned to Japan, where Father Clarence remained until his retirement and death in 2001. His autobiography, titled Quod est Demonstrandum: What It’s All About, was reviewed by Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein in his weekly column in The Criterion on Sept. 28, 2001.

In this photo, Maryknoll Father Clarence Witte reads to children in Japan. Father Clarence, a native of Richmond, was ordained a Maryknoll missionary priest in 1935. He served in Japan from 1947-66, including a five-year term as the regional superior of priests of his order in Japan. Following his assignment in Japan, Father Clarence was sent to Bolivia to minister to Japanese immigrants. In 1976, he returned to Japan, where Father Clarence remained until his retirement and death in 2001. His autobiography, titled Quod est Demonstrandum: What It’s All About, was reviewed by Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein in his weekly column in The Criterion on Sept. 28, 2001.
 

(Would you like to comment on or share information about this photo? Contact archdiocesan archivist Julie Motyka at 800-382-9836, ext. 1538; 317-236-1538; or by e-mail at jmotyka@archindy.org.)

 

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