This is a photograph of Fr. Joseph Donovan with three generals in Kochow [now Gaozhou]. Fr. Donovan wears a cassock and the generals all wear traditional clothing and carry sticks. One of the generals is wearing a hat.; Fr. Donovan entered Maryknoll in 1916. His enthusiasm for Maryknoll passed on to his younger brothers, Thomas and Gerard, who joined him in studies. Eventually all three became Priests and Fr. Gerard was the first Maryknoll martyr. Fr. Joseph Donovan was ordained on May 20, 1920 and was assigned to the Kongmoon mission in South China. He was also stationed at Tungchen and later Wuchow. In 1922 he returned to the United States for health reasons but in 1931 he returned to South China as Procurator in Hong Kong. He remained there a few years and eventually took many varied assignments in the United States.