10/26/1952 Fathers Purcell, Robinson and Krupa aboard the SS. KYSKA to Yokohama, Japan
1954 The mission in Nagasaki is a half mile from the epicenter of the 1945 atomic bomb.
Dec 1955 Father Robinson (Santa) and Father Purcell with children.
1952 Fathers Krupa, Robinson and Purcell with their car, Saint Rita
1954 Nagasaki--Father Purcell with Japanese Children
Father Purcell with Japanese children. Boys and girls were always seated on opposite sides of the church.
Father Krupa in front of the Hostel on the Nagasaki property that housed college students.
Nagasaki kindergarten students.
Father Tom Dwyer with a family from the Nagasaki community.
A poster from the annual Shamokinaki dance to raise funds for the Japanese mission.
Father Purcell baptized many children and was a beloved presence who is still remembered today
1981 Minoru Joseph Akakura was ordained to the priesthood by Saint John Paul II in Nagasaki.