" When the war broke out," says Fr. O'Farrell, Si., of New York. "the. Chinese, eager to preserve their seats of learning, literally loaded their universities on their backs and hauled them to the interior. saw long files of students on the march, their backs loaded with books as they carried their libraries away to inland cities, away from the attack of Japanese bombers."
Fr. O'Farrell a native of San Francisco, was ordained in Shanghai by a Spanish Jesuit Bishop. He was a missionary in China from 1933 to 1940.