OSSINING, N.Y. – Pennsylvania officials including Gov. Tom Corbett recently honored Sister Janice McLaughlin, president of Ossining’s Maryknoll Sisters.
McLaughlin, convent president since 2008, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Penn.
On Oct. 15, she officially became a “Distinguished Daughter of Pennyslvania” during a ceremony held in the state capital of Harrisburg.
“My parents, Paul McLaughlin and Mary Louise Schaub, taught me and my sister Mary Ellen to treat all people as equals – from a street cleaner to the president,” McLaughlin said in a press release.
“This has served me well as I have worked in refugee camps, poor townships and in the office of the president of Zimbabwe. As you heard, I also spent some time in prison in Rhodesia, where I made friends with my guards as well as with the other prisoners.”
McLaughlin spent four decades working in Africa before coming to Westchester County in 2008 to lead Maryknoll Sisters.
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