This is a photograph of a group of Maryknoll missioners in Luoding. Standing on a large rock [from right to left] are Fr. McShane, Sr. Laurence, Sr. Bernadette, Sr. M. Barbara, Mary Chan [catechist] and Sr. Patricia.; Rev. McShane was born in Indiana. He joined Maryknoll in 1912 as a deacon, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1914, the first ordained for Maryknoll. He was assigned to Tungchen in 1919 and to Loting the following year. There he set up an orphanage for abandoned children. In 1927 he contracted smallpox from a dying infant, which brought about his own death. He was buried in front of the Loting parish rectory.