In this interview, Sister Noreen McLaughlin relates her experience growing up in New Albany, Indiana, and her vocation to Oldenburg with a specialization in nursing and healthcare. Sr. Noreen goes on to describe her calling to the Sisters' important mission work in Papua New Guinea, beginning in 1960. She provides extensive detail into her (and the three accompanying Sisters) work in issues of cultural sensitivity and exchange, as well as the political and social change experienced and resulting from the Sisters involvement.
This interview was conducted over multiple sessions between August and September, 2014.
Sr. Noreen McLaughlin
Mary Ellen Lennon
Papua New Guinea, nursing, mission work, Capuchin Friars
Catholic Studies | Missions and World Christianity | Oral History | United States History | Women's History
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Lennon, Mary Ellen Ph.D., "Sr. Noreen McLaughlin" (2014). Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 10.